BREAKING: Prime minister Scott Morrison says Byron Shire Council could be stripped of its ability to hold citizenship ceremonies at all if it moves ahead with a plan to hold next year's Australia Day ceremony on January 25.
Byron Council may be about to move its Australia Day ceremony back a day in order to acknowledge that January 26 marks ‘the day the cultural decimation and denigration of the first Australians began’.
Funding for Heritage House in Bangalow and the Sandhills Early Childhood Centre in Byron Bay was announced yesterday with a second round of funding now open to community groups for available for infrastructure and sporting facilities.
By Cr Basil Cameron. Poorly considered comments from the departing general manager (GM) in a recent report to Council have rightly stirred up much discussion in our little democracy.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has defended two code of conduct complaints against him over an alleged close association with an affordable-housing proposal, and pursuing – through compliance staff – a vocal critic of council and that affordable housing project.
An invitation by councillors for Saddle Road landowners to lodge a large planning proposal for affordable housing still has many neighbours offside; they claim it is not transparent and does not conform ‘to the Community Charter for Good Planning.’ As... Read More →
Mayor Simon Richardson has been called upon be his fellow state government counterpart to consult with the market stall holder group who are opposed to moving from the Butler Street Reserve.
The eviction notice issued to the Byron Environment Centre (BEC) to remove the rotunda from Railway Park will be debated at the upcoming council meeting this Thursday, November 2. The BEC will be holding a ‘Rotunda Eviction Update’ on December 13.
A founding member of the Byron Greens, who is about to move interstate, has made some pointed comments about the state of the local party on his way out the door.
A two-storey affordable housing proposal between Byron Shire Council’s office carpark and the Mullumbimby Community Preschool would see six of the twenty-five one-bedroom units be ‘affordable’ in perpetuity, according to North Coast Community Housing.
A recent meeting held between stakeholders and NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust over management of the Terrace Reserve caravan park in Brunswick Heads has been described completely differently by progress association and chamber of commerce members.
Byron mayor Simon Richardson says he would like to see the Byron Shire Council working towards ‘zero landfill' as the future for Byron Shire. If it is to happen, it will need us to all brush up on our recycling skills.
Cr Paul Spooner, who ran on a Labor platform for Byron Shire Council, has come to the defence of staff and Greens mayor, Simon Richardson.
Mayor Simon Richardson has broken his silence over the deluge of complaints from residents about the bad behaviour of visitors to Byron Bay during New Year, saying that locals were also to blame for some of the bad behaviour.
A plan to run rail-bikes along the abandoned tracks from Bangalow to Byron Bay has received enthusiastic support from Byron Shire mayor, Simon Richardson, who posed for promotional pictures in Byron Bay on the weekend. A written proposal is now... Read More →
A peaceful protest outside the real estate office of Byron Shire councillor and Greens party defector Rose Wanchap in Byron Bay has broken up without incident.
Fast Buck$, Coorabell. Rose Wanchap’s defection to the development extremist camp is of course a gross breach of the public trust and a betrayal of democracy.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson is hoping fellow councillors will support him in a bid to ask the state government to defer a decision on the controversial West Byron development even though a similar motion last month failed to pass.
A new American screen project that could bring millions of dollars to the region has been attracted by Screenworks, the group's GM said yesterday.