As the need for energy and our reliance on fossil fuels become increasingly perilous, councils across the state are looking to renewable power as the way to navigate our future needs.
Byron Council will forge ahead with its plan to investigate using large areas of land in the Shire’s north for business and industrial use, in defiance of the NSW Planning Department.
Last week Lismore City Council gave their thanks to Councillors Gianpiero Battista and Greg Bennett for their service to the Council and the community.
Last week Tweed Council voted on recommendations in a report about the Bray Park Weir.
What do bureaucrats do if they want to simplify complex planning laws? Create another one!
With local council elections being held later this year, there has been a lot of speculation about who will be running for office in the Byron Shire.
This document was written without fear or favour, by The Echo editor Hans Lovejoy for the politically curious who are considering a tilt at public life. My intention is to hopefully inform and engage aspiring political actors so they don’t become... Read More →
In recent weeks across new South Wales, local councils have been electing the person who will be deputy mayor leading up to the next election – all 128 local councils in NSW will hold general elections on 12 September 2020.
Byron Shire Council has confirmed it will now refer itself to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) over the presence of the critically endangered Mitchell’s rainforest snail and the potential destruction of its primary habitat to build the Byron bypass.
The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) have dismissed claims by residents that the pumping of water from a Council water pump excavation in Byron Bay resulted in a large-scale pollution and fish kill event in the Belongil Creek in late February 2019.
Local councils are on the front line of managing resources and the environment and are in a position to implement practical on-the-ground changes to protect the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and plan for the impacts of the changing climate.
Byron Shire council is commencing its 2018 Community Survey and is keen for your feedback on roads, rates, rubbish and other local stuff, so if you might get a call over the next few weeks.
Locals are increasingly finding themselves facing large inappropriate development applications (DAs) that dramatically impact on amenity and diminish biodiversity. Arguably this has already occurred in many areas – real estate values have skyrocketed in recent years and there is not... Read More →
A meeting last week with Byron Shire Council staff, councillors and Saddle Road, Mullumbimby, landowners has been reported differently by a proponent and opponent.
Public submissions close Monday December 8 for a proposal to develop Ewingsdale land surrounding the Byron Central Hospital. Proponent Leigh Belbeck is asking Council to amend one of its planning instruments – the Byron Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2014 – to... Read More →