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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

COVID-19 update NSW, September 22

As Byron Bay and Tweed Shire enter on their first day of a snap lockdown, NSW recorded from 8 pm last night 1035 announced Premier Berejiklian.

NSW Farmers want ‘meat’ to be removed from use on plant foods

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

Stories about "parking":

Eased parking restrictions in recognition of health care professionals

Much to the relief of workers and visitors to Lismore Base Hospital free parking in the area has been temporarily reinstated.

Keep free parking at LBH – HSU and Saffin

The Health Services Union has called on Lismore City Council to reconsider a decision to cancel free all-day street parking at Lismore Base Hospital.

Lismore Base back to pre-COVID parking

Lismore City Council say that the Lismore Base Hospital precinct will return to the parking controls that were in place pre-COVID from Monday, 18 January 2021.

Back to doing blockies and money in the meter

The pandemic has created the luxury of being able to find a park anywhere, any time, in most towns in the Northern Rivers. Alas, as restrictions relax and business begin to reopen, we'll be back to doing blockies to find a space and putting money in the meter.

Greens finally buckle and agree to Bruns parking data

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was again brutal and unrelenting, yet there were some positives, with items being voted upon including a Bruns traffic assessment, a 5G summit, and the adoption of Council’s operational plan.

Byron Council considers more parking meters, electronic surveillance and more timed parking

Parking meters, electronic parking sensors and a significant expansion of time-limited parking areas are among a range of measures being considered by Byron Council for Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby and Bangalow.

New parking restrictions put workers at risk, businesses say

Hospitality workers finishing late at night in Byron Bay say they are having to undertake an unsafe walk through the CBD and into the unlit Butler Street Reserve carpark owing to Byron Shire Council’s new parking restrictions.

New parking restrictions will be in force from Monday, March 26

New parking restrictions will be coming into force throughout the Byron Shire on March 26.

Rocks to go at Seven Mile Beach Road

The No Stopping signs and boulders at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach Road, Broken Head, will be removed after councillors last week voted to ‘endorse the action plan for wider community consultation.’

Green values and the council’s dash for cash

John Wilson, Brunswick Heads. My understanding of green party values, apart from the obvious, is that they include social and economic equality and encouraging and supporting...

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.