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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

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Urgent $2m repairs needed for Byron road barriers

An assessment of road safety barriers in the Byron Shire has found that half of them are in poor condition and it would cost $2m to bring them up to a satisfactory level.

Byron Council’s road investment failure exposed

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.

Durrumbul causeway collapses

A garbage truck was the straw that broke the causeway’s back last Monday at 8.30am.

For the love of Col, please fix Byron’s roads

Byron political commentator, journalist and broadcaster Jim Beatson has used part of his weekly Bay FM segment ‘Byron Buzz’ to call on the state government and shire council to work together to once and for all fix the potholed local roads.

Potholed and falling apart – a closer look at Byron’s roads

Do we get value for money when it comes to road repairs? At the June 22 Council meeting, resident Ivan Saric presented councillors his own assessment of the condition of Coolamon Avenue and the workmanship of roads in the Byron Shire.

Welcome to Byron – the Pothole Shire

Ian Hamilton, Pothole Park (aka Suffolk Park). Further to Luke Ingram’s enlightening letter Byron’s Bloody Roads, his comment on the state of the roads in...

Byron’s bloody roads

Luke Ingram, Wilsons Creek.  Byron Shire Council, you have a lot to answer for: high rates paid by only 15,000 people, no tourist tax for the...

Byron’s roads are ‘a mess’, council admits

‘After weeks of heavy rainfall and flooding, many roads within Byron Shire are heavily pot-holed and falling apart.’ That unlikely confession is an official admission from Byron Shire Council that it has failed over many years to keep up with its road maintenance obligations.

Byron needs to get real on road building

Darrell McDowall, Mareeba. After living in Byron Bay for 35 years I have moved to North Queensland. I complained to Byron Shire Council about the state of the roads in the Byron area and was told that all the holes are because of the high rainfall.

Potholes can be lethal

DJ Faith, Newtown. A close friend shared a terrifying story. She was driving in Mullumbimby, near the park where children play. The road was heavily pitted with large potholes. Her full concentration was on navigating these in order to aim for a semblance of smooth driving.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...