Mayor Simon Richardson has defended the lack of environmental credentials of his Council after activist Dailan Pugh highlighted a lack ecological expertise and the ever increasing development pressures.
By Cr Basil Cameron. Poorly considered comments from the departing general manager (GM) in a recent report to Council have rightly stirred up much discussion in our little democracy.
Division has emerged within the Byron Greens party, with mayor Simon Richardson and former Greens councillor Tom Tabart trading barbs over the mayor’s performance and ability to hold the council's staff to account.
Byron Shire Council is putting its money where its mouth is in providing funding for a shark spotting program by Shark Watch in the Byron shire.
Marie Lawton, Northern Rivers Rail Trail. In response to the article in last week’s Echo: Northern Rivers Rail Trail (NRRT) did not ‘accuse’ Simon Richardson of anything, but stated the facts. Simon would not support the proposal for the Tweed rail... Read More →
Byron Greens mayor Simon Richardson has been entrusted with a second term after almost half of the shire's voters gave him their first preference. But things are not so clear-cut in neighbouring Lismore and Ballina.
Mayor Simon Richardson (Greens) has announced his intention to run again for the top job, and promised that affordable housing will be a cornerstone of the campaign.
Fast Buck$, Coorabell. There’s been a lot of debate over whether Rose Wanchap betrayed the people who voted for her – and indeed whether she misrepresented herself when she nominated for election. What about transparency and accountability?
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has dismissed suggestions by his predecessor and fellow Greens colleague Jan Barham that the Council should take a hard line with Byron Bay's holiday-let owners.
Last week Byron mayor Simon Richardson paid a visit to Liberation Larder, now so much a part of Byron's landscape it's hard to believe it's only been running for four years.