Join the annual NAIDOC Week celebrations throughout the region from July 8 to 11.
Employment and training provider NORTEC have recently withdrawn the government funded outreach program aimed at providing language, literacy and numeracy training to help people access employment and training opportunities.
Residents affected by the recent flooding of Cyclone Debbie in the Byron shire should be elated by the news that they are now eligible to apply for a one-off, non-means tested payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children.
Dr Mary Gardner, PhD historical marine ecology and deep resilience, Byron Bay. In March 2017, Byron Shire Council's Coast Estuary Catchment Panel recommended to council ‘that Council acknowledge its commitment at the commissioning of Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant to relying on reuse to match increases in sewer load and either find a strategy to achieve that level of reuse or consider calling a moratorium’.
Duncan Dey, Mullumbimby. 'Clause 45' of the old Byron Local Environment Plan (LEP) requires that 'prior adequate arrangements' exist for sewage management before a Development Application (DA) like the Villawood one for West Byron can be approved.
Latest updates from Byron Shire Council on flood response, rubbish collection and road updates.
Two years on Flow Hive have just received the Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award for the consumer products category and is a finalist in the food category in New York and are about to tour UK and Europe to talk about the success of their invention.
John Jones, South Golden Beach. In reference to dear Dorothy Mullin's letter cheering Byron Shire Council for electing to raise the rates. Well hooray for her, hooray at last, cause she's... a champion, huh?
Australia’s powerful tourism-accommodation lobby has come out strongly against a push for a bed tax in Byron Bay.
Jim Beatson, Byron Bay. Peter Noble is right in saying Byron shire needs to promote itself as the Regional Arts and Festival Capital of Australia. And he’s also right in asking what is ‘the Byron brand?’
L. Cronin, Billinudgel. A number of people responding to my letter about sea level rise and Byron Bay have asked me where to look on the web site.
This year’s Byron Shire Australia Day ambassador is Dr Clio Cresswell, a gifted mathematician who has written a book titled (appropriately for Byron) Mathematics and Sex. But the question she's most often asked is…
The secret business of Byron Bay is sea-change. Only some is physical.
Patsy Powell, Main Beach, Gold Coast. Visiting family in Byron Bay last week and driving around the town I was appalled at the potholes and the street surfaces of which were the worst of any town or township anywhere. Even in the bush.
Kerren Heilpern, Yelgun. On Friday morning, as I walked on the beach between Brunswick Heads Surf Club and the break wall, I witness a brutal murder. A dog chased a wallaby on to the beach. The wallaby was already bleeding profusely. The dog leapt onto the wallaby and resumed its savage attack.
The widespread and soaking rain of the past week caused minor flooding around Byron shire, which kept State Emergency Service units and their volunteers as well as police rescuers on standby and busy for the clean up. WATCH VIDEO
Tina Petroff, Ocean Shores. Ziggi Browning (Byron Shire Echo, 9 Dec) is quite right, the poincianas (Delonix Regia) are magnificent across the shire at the moment, but November/December flowering is not unusual.
M Gardner, Byron Bay. Recently I wrote that Byron shire needed to have a growth plan for our wildlife. Koalas are one species in desperate need of at least a management plan, but councillors voted 5-4 soon after to defer the adoption of the koala management plan yet again.