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Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

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Oceans 15 triumphant return


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

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Stories about "Roundhouse site":

Roundhouse funds lead to roads, parks

Road resurfacing in north Byron Shire has taken by far the biggest slice of the ‘Roundhouse’ land-sale cash, after councillors voted last Thursday on where the allocation of funds will go.

Roundhouse-sale funds earmarked, but won’t go far enough

Byron Shire Council is calling for public suggestions as to how to spend the $3 million on infrastructure projects in the north of the shire it made from the controversial land sales of the former 'Roundhouse' site at Ocean Shores.

Roundhouse saga

W B Crompton, Mullumbimby. Re the ongoing saga of the Roundhouse site at Ocean Shores. It was the original office for Wendell West, the first developers. They gave it to Council to be a community centre

Roundhouse sale a tale of mismanagement

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Can anybody imagine what would have been the consequences faced by a CEO in the private sector who allowed the sort of loss that BSC incurred on the sale of the Roundhouse site blocks?

Roundhouse case lost

The Ocean Shores community has lost a Land and Environment Court challenge to prevent Byron Shire Council selling the 11 blocks of at the old Roundhouse site.

Ocean Shores residents get injunction against Roundhouse sale

The Ocean Shores Community Association (OSCA) has successfully sought a court injunction preventing the sale of the controversial Roundhouse sites by Byron Shire Council.

Something fishy about the Roundhouse site selloff

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores. Why was the Roundhouse site development not advertised nationally and put to auction to maximise benefit for the community?

‘Roundhouse’ blocks at Ocean Shores to be sold

Blocks of land at the landmark 'Roundhouse' site in Ocean Shores are to be sold off.

Roundhouse site should be owned by community

Ri Fraser, Ocean Shores. It was great to see the Ocean Shores Community Centre doors finally flung open for all the community last Saturday in a burst of renewed vitality.

ALP vote will be wasted: Greens

A vote for Labor’s Paul Spooner in the seat of Ballina would be a wasted vote, according to the Greens’ candidate for the seat, Tamara Smith, who has announced the Greens would buy the Ocean Shores Roundhouse site for community land.

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their...

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place for already pampered outsiders to...