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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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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.

NSW ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed in crisis

As the Northern Rivers goes back into lockdown once again as a result of people coming to the area from Sydney it has been revealed that the ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed to meet during key crisis points.

Large Wilsons Creek Community Title given green light

Plans for a 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek will proceed to the next stage of the planning process, without further amendment, despite the community expressing concerns around flooding and traffic safety.

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the...


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A closer peek at Council’s Main Beach project

While Main and Clarkes Beach continue to erode, Council are exploring ways to protect the headland at Jonson Street.

Music on Byron’s Main Beach until 2.30am

Locals and visitors alike were kept awake by an illegal full moon doof on Byron's Main Beach as the DJ pumped out the music until around 2.30am this morning.

No issue with defecation at Main Beach says Byron Council

Byron Council says the water from shower at Main Beach do not flow into the ocean.

Bin the butts this Saturday in Byron

Launching Plastic Free July this Saturday 1 July at Main Beach in Byron Bay there will be a beach cleanup from 9am to 11am.

New Apex Park loos cause a stink

New toilets are expected to be delivered at Apex Park on Byron’s beachfront by the end of the week, according to Byron Shire Council, while the surf club toilets are renovated. But not everyone is happy with the timing of the refurbishment and the impact of the portaloos.

Byron Bay lifeguard extension ‘not knee-jerk’

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has hit out at claims the council’s decision to extend lifeguard services at Byron Bay’s Main Beach were a reaction to a shark attack in the bay last month.

Beach care groups oppose corporate events

V Turner: Green & Clean Dunecare. Byron Bay’s dunes are a fragile and vulnerable narrow wildlife corridor that has slowly returned to health from past abuse with the commitment and work of volunteers. It continues to be under pressure from the large numbers of people who use them.

Corporate event supporters caught short

Miles Shorten, Suffolk Park. The recent corporate party with marquees on Main Beach Byron Bay was applauded by Paul Waters as ‘well organised’. Contrary to assurances given, concerned readers should know that this event required no environmental impact statement and that 150 plus party-goers were not serviced by portaloos but rather signs directing them towards toilets 300 m from the site.

Dancing for a victory against violence

‘One in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime,’ read one of the many signs held up by supporters of this morning’s V-Day rally on Byron Bay’s Main Beach.

Lifeguards praised over Byron rescue

A man remains on life support after being pulled from the surf at Byron on Friday. But he would have died at the scene if it weren’t for the quick actions of local lifeguards.

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.

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.

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.

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.