A staff report is expected for the Council meeting on November 22 which will review the environmental attributes and constraints of the contentious West Byron urban release area and what development would be suitable.
Byron Shire Council are looking to urgently review the zoning on 108 hectares at West Byron Release Area to take into consideration the significant environmental constraints relating to this land.
The Byron Shire Council has now declared a State of Climate Emergency and is convening a community-led Climate Emergency Guidance Group that will develop a shire-wide Climate Emergency Plan.
Plans to rezone and develop 22 hectares of Council-owned land next to the Mullumbimby Community Gardens has seen increased resident resistance, and last week Council staff sought to calm the waters.
Byron Shire Council will tomorrow (October 18) consider how to keep residents better informed about natural disasters and whether it needs to expand existing climate-change mitigation strategies.
With nearly 20 per cent of all homes in Byron Shire now being holiday let, Council has announced it will start fining unauthorised owners. It will place a particular focus on people renting out secondary dwellings on their proprerty.
The aggressive pursuit in the courts of the personal information of Butler Street residents by Council staff late last year has been revisited after a question put to the mayor by activist John Anderson was handballed back to staff to answer.
Byron Shire Council’s four-year term (or sentence?) has passed the halfway point! And while Council staff are paid reasonably, councillors are not. Here's what they decided on your behalf last Thursday…
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.