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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

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David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Stories about "Middle Pocket distillery":

Middle Pocket micro distillery knocked back

A proposal to establish a micro distillery in Middle Pocket was refused by council at Thursday’s meeting, ending a sustained campaign by residents who were opposed.

Rum place for a booze factory

Venessa Skye, Middle Pocket. The banter on the Middle Pocket Rum Factory DA continues. We are talking about a tiny, neglected country road. Shire residents, come...

Distillery plan a recipe for disaster

Elizabeth Tomlinson, Middle Pocket. I am a farmer on Middle Pocket Road. My parents were farmers and my grandparents were farmers. All my extended family...

Middle Pocket up in arms over proposed distillery

Residents of the Middle Pocket sent a clear message to the Byron shire council on Saturday when they came out in force to oppose the Lord Byron distillery currently under consideration by the council for the valley.

Middle Pocket meets over distillery

Local residents have been alarmed at the proposal for a distillery, called Lord Byron, in the Middle Pocket and are calling a meeting on Saturday 13 May at the Billinudgel Hotel to discuss the issue.

Pocket boozer

Phillip M'Bottle, Billinudgel (correct name & address supplied). I am riting to say that I am very mush in flavor of the dishtillery at the...

Alcohol factory

Lani Jensen, Middle Pocket Residents should be aware of the industrial alcohol factory that is proposed for the Middle Pocket. While it calls itself a ‘micro’...

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...