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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

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Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

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Another large Byron CBD development before public

Developers Dr Stanley Quek and Adam Garrisson (Multiplicity Byron Bay Pty Ltd) are proposing a mixed commercial residential complex in Byron’s CBD, located next...

Essence of Byron mega hotel rejected by govt panel

A massive proposal for a 146 room tourist hotel proposal at the old Byron Woolies site has been knocked back over exceeding the floor...

Have your say on a massive proposal for old Byron Woolies site

A massive new 146 room hotel is proposed for the existing old Byron Woolies site, next to the Mercato shopping centre on Jonson Street. But...

Residents Group opposes proposed Byron hotel

Byron Residents Group are urging concerned residents to have their say over a massive hotel next to Mercato on Jonson Street and submissions have just been extended for a week.

Byron’s new shopping mall just months away from opening

In approximately five months’ time, the doors will open on ‘Mercato on Byron’. Some see it as a welcome addition that will attract more visitors and create local jobs, while others bemoan a further ‘Gold Coastification’ of the Shire.

Issue of radioactive dust in Byron Bay blows up again

Byron Environment Centre (BEC) and a prominent council watcher say their calls for information about possible radioactive dust pollution during excavation at the Mercato shopping mall site in Byron Bay are falling on deaf ears.

Tree removal heralds demise of a special place

David Morris, Byron Bay.  The strident racket of chainsaw and mulcher before 8am the other day alerted me. Hurrying round to Jonson Street I witnessed...

Paperbarks cut down as Mercato development steps up

Byron Shire Council's community enforcement team are visiting the site of the the Mercato development in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, after a tip-off to Echonetdaily that two large old paperbark trees may be being unlawfully removed.

Byron’s big mall gets started

Construction is set to start next week on Mercato on Byron – a new supermarket, retail and cinema complex in Jonson Street. Earthworks will begin ‘as part of an 18-month project to create regional NSW’s most sustainable shopping complex in keeping with Byron’s relaxed beachside style.’

$70 million Mercato Centre works about to start

Work on the Mercato development at Byron’s South Plaza, adjacent to the current Woolworths, is expected to start ‘imminently’, according to Mark Harrison, who is managing director of property for the developer, Wingate.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.