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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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Organic Forrest

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

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

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Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

Have your say on Tweed’s 10-year pedestrian and bike plan

Tweed Council is hosting a series of interactive surveys and workshops to seek community input on shaping the Tweed’s future pedestrian and bike network.

Lismore Council meeting looks at aircraft noise

Much of public access at Tuesday’s Lismore Council meeting was taken up by residents distressed by the amount of aircraft noise in areas of town.

Lismore councillors get tribunal recommended maxiumum pay rise

In what was always going to be an awkward moment during Council’s meeting on Tuesday evening, Councillors voted on whether to give themselves a pay rise. Or not.

Council wants your views on their loos

Tweed Shire Council says that community views will guide the future planning, development and management of public toilets in the Tweed for the next 10 years.

Kingscliff rejects change from tourism accommodation to residential

Two development applications for the ‘change of use’ for the Paradiso complex from tourist accommodation to allow dual-use permanent residential and serviced apartments in central Kingscliff were rejected at last Thursday’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

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.

Having your say about Lismore

If you have ever lamented not being able to have a say about what goes on in Lismore, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is calling on the community to help shape the future of their area.

Dr Nola Firth Greens candidate for Tweed

With the local council elections on the horizon, political candidates are making their moves in and out of the running and another Green is stepping down.

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

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.