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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

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

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.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

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

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.