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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

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Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

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Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

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Council to get first offer on Suffolk Park land

Chris Dobney An auction of ‘surplus’ Education Department land at Suffolk Park has been cancelled after the intervention of education minister Adrian Piccoli. The embattled minister,...

Rally called to save Suffolk Park community land

The Suffolk Park Progress Association (SPPA) has called a rally for this coming Wednesday (November 16) to save its only park, which is set to be sold by the Education Department by auction before the end of the month.

Nat MLC opposes Suffolk Park land sale

North coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin says he has today met with education minister Adrian Piccoli to express his ‘strong opposition to any plan to sell off open space in Suffolk Park owned by the Education Department.’

Labor, Greens call for end to govt Suffolk Park land sale

Labor’s north coast spokesperson has today called on the Baird government to abandon plans to sell Byron Shire land currently used for playing fields and a community garden to property developers.

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.