David Brown, Mullumbimby Creek . In 2013 finding affordable housing can only be more difficult for our key workers, older folk, single parents and families. Council and our newly-discovered creative, innovative officers must objectively explore all options.
Dave Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek. Byron Shire Council is about to vote on a motion with the goal of ceasing using all chemical-based herbicides.
Kate Johnson, Ocean Shores. So happy to read that the Byron Shire Council are balancing their books by selling off assets, despite local opposition and promises to the contrary prior to election.
After years of wrangling and debate, community submissions and state government interventions, the Byron Shire Local Environmental Plan (LEP) has been finalised by Council staff.
Jill Keogh, Federal. Ninety-five per cent plus of Byron Shire residents had a win on Thursday. A majority of our councillors voted for Byron Shire to be excluded from gasfield and CSG mining operations.
A decision on Bangalow’s historic weir has been delayed after councillors yesterday all voted to wait for funding application results and the approval of a development application .
Vivien Royston, New Brighton. This week's Byron Council public access meeting was filled to overflowing with concerned citizens, bearing signs supporting the proposed motion by Basil Cameron to ‘restate support for CSG mining operations to be excluded from Byron Shire’.
Fast Buck$, Coorabell. I owe Byron Council planning director Ray Darney a partial apology. I accused him of failing to inform councillors that holiday letting is illegal, when he had actually done so.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson says the new group needs to 'develop a whole-of-town response', to Byron's alcohol-fuelled violence, 'rather than fighting over individual aspects'.
Recommendations by Byron Shire Council staff to remove the historic Bangalow Weir on Byron Creek have riled residents who say their wishes to restore it have been ignored.
Peter Noble, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. The word 'cur' is not classified as a swear word. The dictionary defines it as a mongrel dog - especially a worthless or inferior breed, a base person, a person who is not well liked.
More than 250 people attended an event in Byron Bay last night to hear a debate on the very contentious issue of water fluoridation.
Veronica Guy, Glenrothes. I understand that fluoride is coming back onto Byron Shire Council’s agenda. I welcome this and hope for a positive result.
Matthew Sansom, Byron Bay. This week the Byron Shire's deputy Mayor Cr Dianna Woods, will be preparing a report to revisit that old skeleton in the closet: water fluoridation.
Plans for a Byron Bay liquor accord precinct will be explored after Byron Shire Council voted unanimously in favour at yesterday's ordinary meeting.
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John Vaughan, Byron Bay My nomination for this year’s Duncan award goes to ‘barrister at law’ Graham Bassett and partner of candidate Karin Kolbe. He would like to see Byron Shire Council join with other local councils to take action... Read More →