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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Stories about "Byron shire rate rise":

Byron Labor condemns biggest rate rise in NSW

The Byron Labor Secretary Asren Pugh has slammed the decision by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to approve the 33.5 per cent rate rise for the Byron Shire.

Byron council rate rise approved by IPART

Byron Shire Council’s request to have rates raised has been approved by the The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal. IPART says the approval is for a 33.55 per cent cumulative increase over four years to be retained permanently in the rate base.

Cr Ndiaye’s response to the rate rise

Byron Shire Cr Sarah Ndiaye On Thursday we voted on a rate rise of 7.5 per cent inclusive of  the rate peg. This was lower than the...

Labor’s last-ditch bid to stop Byron rate rise

Byron Shire ALP councillor Paul Spooner says the case has ‘not effectively been made’ for a special rates increase in Byron Shire and is calling on fellow councillors to delay any increase for at least a year.

Alternatives to Byron’s ‘inevitable’ rate rise

Jens Krause, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council wants shiny back roads, shiny new cars and shiny new rate bills for residents. At Thursday’s council meeting...

Open letter to Byron councillors on rate rises

Neil Morrison, Byron Bay. Dear Councillors, In the matter of BSC’s proposals for various rate increases over the period I believe firstly your notices inclosed with...

Make Byron Bay tourists pay

Gerd Modlich, Byron Bay One has only to stroll through the Byron CBD to realise there is a lot of money in the pockets of...

Open letter over Byron rate rises

C Cree, Ocean Shores. Dear Mr Gainger, I feel you are missing the current feel of all the ratepayers within the Byron Shire. As more and...

Byron council’s honeymoon ended

The sheen is already coming off the recently elected progressive Byron Shire Council, with Byron Labor attacking the Greens-led council over its proposed major rate increases and its handling of negotiations to purchase the Suffolk Park sports field.

Airbnb tax

D Haydock, Suffolk Park I’ve previously suggested that Byron Shire Council should introduce a bed tax. I’ve now been told that this is not allowed by...

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.