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Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

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New Byron fire station afoot

The NSW Labor government has allocated $8.2 million in its 2024–25 budget for a new Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) station in Byron Bay.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Byron Bay

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

Lismore youth crime prevention program North-Tracks Works secures $30,000 grant

Lismore-based North-Tracks Works has secured a $30,000 grant to expand its life-changing program to engage with more young people...

RDAA celebrating all that is Blak

The Rural Doctors Association Australia (RDAA) is encouraging members to show their support and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, not only during NAIDOC week, but through their medical practice all year round.

Day 4 of Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head

On the fourth day of competition at Lennox Head, Skullcandy Oz Grom Open age division competitors welcomed a change in conditions as light cross-shore winds coincided with mellow three-foot waves.

Stories about "Railway Park Precinct":

Work on Byron’s Railway Park set to start

Construction on the $2.1 million upgrade of Byron’s Railway Park is expected to begin April 29, with Council staff saying ‘it will bring the area to life so that it can become a space the community is proud of’.

Byron’s Railway Park rotunda to remain

The long-running dispute over the future of Byron’s Railway Park rotunda appears to be a step closer to resolution, after Council agreed to give the much-loved structure a permanent home in the park.

Railway Park: draft POM

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park The report of the public hearing on the draft Plan of Management (POM) for Railway Park and its categorisation for general community...

Railway Park rotunda ‘on the move’

The development and ‘beautification’ of Railway Park in Byron Bay is once again under the microscope with the relocation of the Environment Centre's rotunda still on the cards.

Development at all costs

Peter Olson, Goonengerry.  I notice someone intends to ruin the scenic beauty of the Brunswick Boat Harbour by filling the entire water area with finger wharves:...

Byron mayor defends Railway Park deal

Could a secret deal to secure a cafe its own frontage onto Byron’s Railway Park have produced an unfair commercial advantage over neighbouring cafe operators?

Byron’s railway park stage one upgrade complete

Stage on of Byron Bay’s Railway Square parks upgrade has been completed and has seen the north-eastern corner of the park converted into a ‘plaza’ area, designed as the first step in recapturing the park’s role as the community meeting and gathering space.

$20k audit of Byron park tree removal contradictory

A Byron Shire councillor who voted to commission an audit into the processes surrounding the unapproved removal of trees Byron’s Railway Park late last year now admits the money might have been better spent ‘planting more trees’.

Byron Bay’s Railway Square upgrade to start next week

The first stage of landscape design and beautification works for Railway Park in Byron Bay will start next week, say Byron Shire Council staff.

‘Consultation lacking’ on Byron Bay’s Railway Park masterplan project

Plans for an ‘informal amphitheatre’ in Railway Park in Byron’s CBD, along with other improvements, will be tabled at this Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting. Yet the notice of motion has been overshadowed again with claims of improper process and lack of consultation.

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Getting the word out on wildlife

The Young and Wild project by young women and run by Byron Youth Service (BYS) has produced wildlife stickers and murals, all to raise awareness of the plight of our native animals.