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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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Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

Re Netflix

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

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Stories about "rail trail":

At a gathering of trainspotters

On a cold wet Wednesday evening in March, a small band of committed train activists gathered at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. It was billed as a major event: a public meeting to launch a new company, Northern Rivers Rail Limited (NRRLtd), and to share its grand plans of bringing trains back to our tracks.

Rail group wants bikes and tracks

The Murwillumbah Group of Northern Rivers Rail Supporters are holding an event this Thursday as part of the campaign to save the railway tracks from being ripped up.

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

Work together?

Lydia Kindred, Rosebank Responding to letters written recently to The Echo, some stated that it is the preference of many in the Shire to build...

The result you want

Chris Sheridan, Ewingsdale Before you believe the arguments for or against the rail line, it is very important that you look at the way the...

Rail trail the way to go: just ask New Zealand

Gordon Hayes, East Ballina At 82 years of age, I reckon that I've cycled several thousand kilometres in my lifetime. I ride regularly with a...

Rail corridor history spot on

Tim Shanasy, Byron Bay Never in my recollection, has there been such honesty and accuracy regarding the realities of our beleaguered disused rail corridor, as...

Byron, stop stalling on the rail trail

Marie Lawton, Byron Bay  Thank you to the wonderful history of our rail corridor debate by David Lisle. David summarised events over the past seven...

Buses, not trains, the way forward

Peter Hatfield, Cumbalum David Lisle's opinion piece A short history of our rail corridor debate is a good summary of the long history of our...

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

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.

Trainspotters

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...