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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. 

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Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

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.

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.

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.

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did...

Organic Forrest

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

Stories about "Elements of Byron":

Elements existing DA

John Lazarus, Byron Bay Well, well, well, the area that the section of councillors, and Council’s planners, proposes to rezone for development on the Elements...

Elements’ station incongruous

Lee Cass, Byron Bay.  Whilst waiting for the terrific tourist train to get its new electric motors, I had a look at the main station...

Solar train plan offers glimmer of hope

Jo Faith, Newtown I read with interest that the much discussed solar train, servicing Elements Resort is in the process of being fitted with appropriate technology...

Elements helps raise funds for rescue chopper

On November 12 a fundraising dinner at the new Elements of Byron resort raised more than $40,000 for for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service.

Elements and us

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Regarding Elements’ recent letter to neighbours and an article in The Echo, Sunrise Progress Association sent a letter to neighbours. Here is an abbreviated version.

Call for federal govt to overrule resort changes

Byron Bay residents are calling for the federal government to intervene over changes to a $100 million resort being developed by one of Australia’s richest men.

Approval of Elements’ DA modification legally incorrect

Bethany Hudson, Sunrise Residents’ Group, CABS. Happy April Fool’s Day which prompts me to say who is fooling who in this situation. Certainly it is important Byron Shire Council’s staff and councillors are aware of sections of the Environmental Planning Law Act 1979 to inform their decision making as per recent approval of Element’s S96 modification.

Belongil resort opens

After almost six years of planning, design and development, the $100 million Elements of Byron resort opened its doors to the public on Monday.

Elements resort seeks to redesign approved cabins, roads

Managers of the soon-to-be-opened $100m Elements Of Byron resort have played down fears that a DA modification – now extended for public submission – significantly expands existing floor space for 96 of its 193 cabins.

‘Selfish’ desire motivates ‘dirty’ diesel

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Jo Faith has raised the point of the health dangers from the diesel train that Elements is intending to run from their resort to Byron town.

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.

A smoothie operator

Mullum, the town with everything, now has its own new specialty smoothie bar...

Byron and Tweed lockdown to end at midnight!

The lockdowns in the Byron and Tweed local government areas will end at midnight tonight, with no further cases having been detected in either area.