A total fire ban is in place for the Far North Coast today (Friday, 25 September) with the fire danger being rated as ‘Very High’.
A not for profit organisation which aims to create local resilience to the diverse impacts of the climate emergency are seeking volunteer team leaders.
Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest has announced that two drones will be provided for Tweed Shire beaches, yet Greens member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she is still waiting to find out if her Ballina electorate will receive any.
How dare this American billionaire destroy so many vital community assets in Australia for the sake of saving a fraction of one per cent of his fortune.
Horses play an important role in the lives of those with a disability, whether it was one they were born with, or one they acquired.
Another festival cancelled – what does this mean for a region that is so highly dependent on tourism and festivals?
Local jobs have plummeted by ten per cent in the June quarter 2020, compared to 2018/19 four-quarter average, according to new figures released by .id.community.
Staying abreast of who can get tested for COVID-19 has been challenging for everyone, including local doctors, and this has led to some confusion for some Byron Shire residents.
Byron Youth Service have partnered with the Northern Rivers Pantry Project to collect donated items and distribute them to families hit hard at the moment.
With local council elections being held later this year, there has been a lot of speculation about who will be running for office in the Byron Shire.
Roads, roads, roads... Ben Franklin has delivered on the $25m election promise made during his bid to win the seat of Ballina in the las NSW election.
Byron Shire Council area was declared a natural disaster area yesterday afternoon following significant rain across the region.
As the fantasy of freedom and a cheap holiday leads more people to hire vans and take advantage of the beauty of Byron Shire and surrounding areas the impacts on both the residents and nature are becoming a major issue.
Residents have until January 30 to have their say on Council’s short term holiday letting policy that will aim to regulate holiday letting through platforms like Airbnb and Stayz.
Next month, two of Native American relatives that had significant roles at the Oceti Sakowin Camp (Standing Rock) are coming to Mullumbimby for two interrelated intercultural and interfaith sharing events, focused on the growing climate emergency.
Responding to concerns about rough sleepers and homelessness, local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith and officer in charge of Byron police station, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Kehoe, brought together 25 frontline workers to discuss the ongoing crisis.
Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin is staying tight lipped on when Byron Shire can expect $25m in roads funding, as pledged prior to the March 2019 NSW election.
The Byron Shire Residents Group (BSRG) have claimed that the Byron Shire Council (BSC) figures used to predict the need for future housing in the Draft Residential Strategy (DRS) are fundamentally flawed.
The final bike path plan and PAMP hit a road block because the community couldn’t work out what changes had been made in response to their feedback to the draft plan – that's been rectified so now is the time to take another look!
Councillor Basil Cameron told The Echo that the recent use of pesticides on rural roads against Council policy has been confirmed.
In recent weeks across new South Wales, local councils have been electing the person who will be deputy mayor leading up to the next election – all 128 local councils in NSW will hold general elections on 12 September 2020.
The logging of the high-use koala habitat in the Braemar State Forest is due to start this Friday 13 and the call is going out for people to take a stand for koalas this Sunday.
The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) have dismissed claims by residents that the pumping of water from a Council water pump excavation in Byron Bay resulted in a large-scale pollution and fish kill event in the Belongil Creek in late February 2019.
Once again Byron Shire has the highest number of people who sleep rough per capita in NSW outside of Sydney, according to this year’s count.
‘Two cars have been pronounced dead and I believe one got left at the pub’, said Mystery Box Rally commentator Katherine Ferris Monday morning. Fundraisers had a target of a million dollars this year and by Monday morning had already raised nearly five thousand dollars extra for cancer research.