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Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

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Protest this 

Remember Bentley, near Lismore, in 2014? Do you know what happened at Terania Creek, again near Lismore, or the Franklin River in Tasmania?

Amber alert for blue green algae at Lake Ainsworth

Blue green algae status in Lake Ainsworth currently is Amber level and investigations into the causes and increased sampling will be in place.

Earth Day message from Santos Organics: a reflection on our power to make a positive impact

‘As Earth Day approaches each year, our focus often centres on the urgent need for environmental action to address pressing issues like climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, especially with the threat of the proposed development on our local and sacred Wallum site right here in Brunswick Heads,’ says Jolene Ryan

Global map shows how climate change is transforming winegrowing regions

Climate change is altering growing conditions for the world’s famous winegrowing regions which, although bustling today, may no longer be suitable in the future.

Flood-prone frog habitat slated for industrial expansion

The Byron Arts & Industry Estate would expand onto the other side of Ewingsdale Road under a new project before Byron Council which is currently on public exhibition.

Express. Empower. Get loud! for Youth Week in Lismore

This year’s Youth Week is theme is Express. Empower. Get loud!

Stories about "Tropical Cyclone Debbie":

Are you affected by flooding in the north of Byron Shire?

In 2017 the region was devastated by the impact of Ex-Cyclone Debbie with homes, livelihoods and lives being lost. The draft North Byron Floodplain Risk Management Plan is on exhibition and your feedback is vital.

Is Byron Shire ready for another big flood?

Cyclone Debbie devastated much of north Byron Shire in March/ April 2017, and was possibly the biggest flood ever recorded for the area. So where are Council at when it comes to preparing for the next flood? 

Tweed Shire Council recognised for its leadership

Tweed Shire Council has been recognised for its leadership in responding to the 2017 March flood event at the 2018 Local Government Excellence Awards in Sydney.

Affected by Cyclone Debbie? BSC wants to hear from you

Were you affected by Cyclone Debbie? If the answer is yes, then Byron Shire Council wants to hear from you.

Time for some fun as Billinudgel reflects on Cyclone Debbie

Billinudgel is inviting everyone to celebrate a year on from Cyclone Debbie as they come together to reconnect and reflect on the last year at the flood anniversary gathering this Friday, April 13 from 5 till 8pm.

Apply for disaster relief for Cyclone Debbie today

Were you affected by Cyclone Debbie? If you are eligible for the Disaster Recovery Payment or Disaster Recovery Allowance you need to get your application in by tomorrow January 19.

Tweed River victims farewelled

A mother and her two children who drowned after their car plunged into the Tweed River will be farewelled at a funeral at Tweed Heads.

Govt is yet to provide Byron Shire with disaster relief funding

With north coast MPs falling over themselves in NSW parliament to speak about the recent flood disaster last week, are they doing enough when it comes to providing financial grants to those who have lost everything?

‘Perfect storm’ heading for northern rivers

A combination of the tail of Cyclone Debbie and a cold front moving up from the Great Australian Bight has caused the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to warn north coast residents to brace for major flooding tomorrow and into Friday.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.