Waterlily Playscape funding has been announced by the NSW coalition, and will go towards the construction of shared cycling and walking pathways, the formalisation of the carpark, shade sails for the playground, the construction of an all-abilities ﬂying fox and a wheelchair-friendly treehouse.
For years, Ocean Shores’ Waterlily Park was the poor cousin to other children’s playgrounds in the region. But that’s all changing. No sooner has one round of funding been celebrated than a new one is announced.
Waterlily Park in Ocean Shores is celebrating the completion of its second stage on Sunday 25 February from 3 till 6pm and are inviting everyone to come and join in the fun.
Elizabeth Lord is looking at starting up a singing group for people with Parkinson's disease in the local area to help increase their sense of wellbeing.
Over-85s tennis star Margaret Fisher was a local Australia Day Award winner along with Ben Dickens and Anthea Warne. At a ceremony in Ocean Shores on Australia Day the mayor announced the Shire’s Senior Citizen of the Year was awarded... Read More →
Elizabeth Venn, a delightful young resident of Ocean Shores, was awarded $2000 last week for her entry into a unique video competition looking at what is like to walk a day in her shoes.
Voice, Interests and Education of Women – or VIEW for short – was formed in the 1960s as a chance for women to get together, form friendships and help disadvantaged children across Australia through the children’s charity The Smith Family.
Marc Patten (president) A chronic lack of numbers forced Shores to dig deep last week in round 18. The mighty sevens went out to Kyogle with just one sub. It was a tough grind with the Turkeys giving us very... Read More →
No Fixed Abode gives a voice and a face to the many homeless people who struggle to find housing, food and stability. It will be launched at the Byron Writers Festival on Saturday August 5.
Help for residents of Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Billinudgel and other locally affected areas of the Byron Shire still hangs in the balance following cyclone Debbie.
After several false starts residents of north Byron shire have finally got a flood meeting this Thursday, 1 June. The meeting aims to 'facilitate an open discussion, where business and residents can raise any questions they may have regarding Council's role both pre and post flood.'
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has questioned the emergency services minister over the process of providing flood relief and support to Byron Shire and why the Byron Shire hasn’t received adequate flood relief assistance yet.
Residents have been contacting The Echo asking where the Byron Shire council have been? The region has been declared a natural disaster and the council appeared to be closed for the weekend.
Enjoy the new Waterlily Park in Ocean Shores and get involved in raising funds to provide a shade cloth, flying fox and more.
Residents in the north of the Shire have an early Christmas present from Council – a new $2.3 million sportsfield. Located on a corner block on Shara Boulevard, it features a premier grade soccer field, home and away changerooms, public... Read More →
Residents living near a busy intersection at Orana Road at Ocean Shores are up in arms over a plan to increase density around them and build a new access road which they say would be dangerous.
Byron Shire Council, is ‘mowing’ the lilies on the lake at Waterlily Park to increase oxygen levels in the water and create a clearer, safer shoreline.
Jan Mangleson, Ocean Shores Community Association. The people of Ocean Shores have endured for many years the steady erosion of public land from its town area. The town was planned to have 10 per cent open space. Every available small plot, piece of riverbank etc has been subsumed without public knowledge into nature reserves, excluding the community from access.
Byron Shire Council yesterday voted unanimously to refuse Telstra permission to build a 4G mobile phone tower on council land at Ocean Shores after sustained community opposition.
Byron Shire Council has come up with a new proposal to speed up sale of its prime real estate at Ocean Shores, to get around a group of residents who have been blocking the move.
Ocean Shores Tower Action Group chair, Ray Musgrave, is calling on Byron Shire councillors and Telstra to ‘listen to the growing avalanche of concern from the community and choose a safer site for the proposed phone tower at Ocean Shores.’
Determined groups of northern rivers residents are resisting the erection of telecommunications towers, citing health concerns.
T. Carlson, Ocean Shores. To the residents in the vicinity of Mundurra Avenue and Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores, be aware we have a thief in our midst. On New Year's Eve a pot plant was stolen from my front yard.
Ben Winch, Ocean Shores. It's hard to know what to say to the people who destroyed a section of the dunes at South Golden Beach with axe, saw and spraycan (painting the initials 'S.G.B.' plus some four-letter words on what trees they left standing).
However much we love our own pets, the reality is that unchecked dogs and cats can do considerable damage to native wildlife in a short space of time. Here's a chance to learn to become a better pet owner.