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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. 

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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Stories about "paid parking Byron Bay":

Half of Byron paid parking revenue retained for town

Byron Shire councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to allocate at least 50 per cent of paid parking revenue from Byron Bay to projects in the town.

Make Byron Bay tourists pay

Gerd Modlich, Byron Bay One has only to stroll through the Byron CBD to realise there is a lot of money in the pockets of...

Parking money should fix the dunny

Suzanne Sticka, Terranora Last Wednesday, October 5, we visited Byron Bay  with eight of our family members up from Canberra for the week. We took them...

Driver ‘loses it’ with parking officer at beach-side carpark

Confronted with a parking officer writing a ticket for his car in Byron's Main Beach carpark last week, a driver allegedly assaulted the officer, smashed the equipment and crashed his vehicle into another parked car.

Chipping into the paid parking debate

Tony Margan, Federal. Whenever I go to Brisbane Airport I am charged by credit card for the privilege of using the Gateway Bridge infrastructure via a plastic thing which is adhered to my windscreen.

Welcome to Byron Pay

Andrew Crockett, Burringbar. As a Tweed Shire resident I am not entitled to a 'local sticker' as I live about a kilometre out of 'the shire', yet I go into town often for work and need to buy these pesky parking coupons.

Parking charges a disguised rate rise

James Gall, Suffolk Park. RE: $100 per year for locals to park in town? Really? Is this a LNP Council? Tax the poor (locals)?

$100 car-parking comes to Byron Bay

Byron Shire Council has forged ahead with its plan to implement paid on-street parking in Byron Bay in an effort to balance the books with the help of the town’s tourist population. But locals' parking permits will rise from $25 per year to $100 under the plan.

Byron council to decide on pay parking

Byron Shire councillors will vote this week on whether to introduce paid parking for Byron Bay's town centre.

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.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.