Overnight the mouth of Tallow Creek at Suffolk Park opened and water is now flowing into the ocean. Yesterday afternoon Byron Shire Council used a small excavator to scrape the sandbar to a height just above the water level.
Byron Shire Council is set to officially purchase the old Mullumbimby Hospital site from NSW Health for $1. But there is a sting in the tail of the state government’s gift: remediation works will cost around $3 million.
The enduring sight of Cape Byron Lighthouse will be replicated in a bespoke artwork on the new roundabout taking shape on Ewingsdale Rd, highlighting the main entrance to Byron Bay.
For several months Echonetdaily has been fielding calls from Suffolk Park residents whose properties adjoin Tallow Creek, complaining the high water levels, flooding and lack of beach access.
Last Thursday, when our elected councillors gathered to thrash through items of varying degrees of interest and consequence. If you are keen to find out more then now is your chance...
Grants of up to $500,000 are available for building and upgrading community sport infrastructure.
Cyclone Debbie devastated much of north Byron Shire in March/ April 2017, and was possibly the biggest flood ever recorded for the area. So where are Council at when it comes to preparing for the next flood?
As the Club Med battle described in the previous episode approached its climax, the leader of Council’s conservatives, Ross Tucker, decided on a diversion.
Increasing the height and density of existing retail centres, and creating a new industrial estate next to the Bluesfest site, are among the ideas being considered by Byron Council to increase employment opportunities in the shire
With community trust in Byron Council at its lowest ebb in years the question now is what will the new GM, Mark Arnold, bring to the table to get the council back on track.
During the 1987–91 term of Council an application was made to develop a large site at Broken Head as an ‘academy’.
Byron Shire Council has announced its replacement for outgoing GM Ken Gainger. And if his face looks familiar, that’s because it is.
Byron Shire Council is seeking an exemption from the state government’s new short-term holiday-letting laws in a last ditch bid to preserve its policy of restricting short-term letting in residential areas.
Were you affected by Cyclone Debbie? If the answer is yes, then Byron Shire Council wants to hear from you.
Byron Shire Council’s $130 million budget comes with a ‘renewed focus on roads maintenance, sustainability, precinct plans and working better with the community,’ with $50.9m pegged for capital work.
The Brunswick Heads Skate Park exploded with talent and determination as daredevils of all ages gave their all at the Battle @ Bruns. The annual Youth Week event is run by Byron Youth Service, Byron Bay Skateboard School and Byron... Read More →
Partially treated sewage containing dangerous bacteria flowed into the Brunswick River for weeks while Byron Council argued over the cost of repairing the Brunswick Valley Sewage Treatment Plant, a former Council employee says.
Following months of lobbying by local farmers and industry representatives, Council staff told a meeting of representatives last week that the position would finally be filled.
Stage on of Byron Bay’s Railway Square parks upgrade has been completed and has seen the north-eastern corner of the park converted into a ‘plaza’ area, designed as the first step in recapturing the park’s role as the community meeting and gathering space.
Enthusiastic participants in local government affairs took to their popcorn and cushions in the Mullumbimby chambers last Thursday to hear soaring oratory rhetoric of varying degrees of competency by our beloved councillors.
Byron Environment Centre (BEC) and a prominent council watcher say their calls for information about possible radioactive dust pollution during excavation at the Mercato shopping mall site in Byron Bay are falling on deaf ears.
Mayor Simon Richardson has defended the lack of environmental credentials of his Council after activist Dailan Pugh highlighted a lack ecological expertise and the ever increasing development pressures.
Karl Allen, Mullumbimby. Last November all nine councillors voted in favour of taking 22 hectares of Mullumbimby recreation ground and rezoning it urban land consisting of 200 lots of minimum size 200m2. Council bought the 29 hectares (Lot 22) in 2004... Read More →
Fast Buck$, Coorabell. Has anything changed since Ken Gainger walked out of Byron Shire Council a couple of months ago? Not much; certainly the ‘mushroom’ syndrome is still well in place – you know, the one where staff keep councillors... Read More →
Byron Shire Council has been accused of using gibberish on its latest piece of signage, advising locals it is seeking Expressions of Interest for the site of the old South Byron Sewage Treatment Plant on Broken Head Road. But residents want it left as it is.