As the region suffered through drought-like conditions over summer, thousands of litres of water sprayed out of a broken pipe next to a hydrant on the resort’s western border.
A hundred days after the upcoming state elections, shires including Byron and Ballina may be forced to adopt a new medium-density housing code if the Coalition is returned.
Most students get their report cards at the end of term, but Byron Council has been given its marks early this year in the form of results from its bi-annual community satisfaction survey.
A court-ordered mediation between Byron Shire Council and West Byron landowners yesterday resulted in no in-principle agreement, meaning the matter will likely head to court.
The humble Bangalow palms at the entrance to Ewingsdale Road are dead and dying following the driest January on record. But Byron Council says it has no plans to water them.
Andrew Hunter, Bangalow Edward Kent, I and thousands of ratepayers in the Shire agree with everything in your letter of last week on the Byron model of democracy.
The founder of a program offering emergency accommodation and help to women has been named Byron Shire’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. SHIFT Project founder Anne Goslett joined other award recipients in being recognised as tireless contributors to the... Read More →
S Martin, Ocean Shores. I just looked at the new version of the Byron Shire Council website to confirm whether I could make noise (use my new air blower) on a Sunday in a local residential area. Noise curfew information... Read More →
Two Byron councillors from different political parties have accused the Greens of being divisive with Australia Day… while also being divisive themselves.
Mullumbimby residents have been shocked to learn that a large two-storey home was approved by Byron Shire Council staff despite it breaching Council’s own planning guidelines.
Byron Shire Council says it is working to rectify a trip hazard on a section of pavement on Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, that pedestrians appear to have fallen victim to.
Byron Shire Council’s general manager Mark Arnold has defended staff against claims made by a local journalist about their responses to a range of major planning issues.
An urgent meeting with the premier on coastal zone management has been requested by mayor Simon Richardson to clarify a government backflip on Byron’s Coastal Zone Management Plan.
Around 265 council-managed buildings across Byron Shire will be audited over the coming four months by four student engineers, saving some $70,000, say Council staff.
With North Byron Parklands in Yelgun seeking residency approval and an increase to 55,000 patrons for their flagship event, Splendour in the Grass, Byron Shire councillors have raised concerns with a notice of motion at last week's meeting.
Call it Byron Shire Council's present to residents and ratepayers. There will be extra urban and rural residential bin collections over the Christmas period. See how it will affect you.
A bid to close Tyagarah beach to nude bathing was voted down by Greens mayor Simon Richardson’s casting vote at Thursday’s Council meeting (November 22). A rescission motion by Cr Paul Spooner was knocked back, despite strong support by residents... Read More →
The community are being asked to get involved and help Byron Shire Council formulate a new conservation strategy, which will replace the 2004 Strategy. Staff claim 84 per cent of that strategy was implemented.
A stark assessment of Byron Shire Council’s road funding record shows it has consistently it only managed a quarter of its target for reconstructing new roads in the last financial year.
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.