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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

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After a ten-year hiatus, iconic Byron cafe The Byronian (est. 1978) has returned with a new location, outside Woolies,...

Getting lost in NYE time

Get ‘Lost in Time’ on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at the Beach Hotel! As the year draws to a close, the Beach Hotel invites you to bid farewell to 2023 in style at the ‘Lost in Time’ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events.

Erring on the side of kindness

There is one thing we can all do in these wretched times of powerlessness and overwhelming sorrow. Give. 

Stories about "Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL)":

‘Technical issues’ stalling holiday cap decision

With the Independent Planning Commission’s report on Byron’s holiday letting still sitting on the desk of NSW planning minister Paul Scully (Labor), The Echo asked when residents could expect a decision.

IPC’s holiday letting report in – how will NSW Labor respond?

The much anticipated report by the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) into Council’s planning proposal around holiday letting was released last week, with commissioners recommending a 60-day yearly cap on non-hosted holiday letting across the Shire, instead of Council’s 90-day proposal.

Holiday letting regulations on exhibition – Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council’s amendments to NSW State regulations around short-term rental accommodation are now before the public until October 31. 

HLO responds to victims of holiday letting (VOHL)

The peak local holiday letting industry organisation has refuted claims from residents adversely impacted by the activity, specifically around its legality.

It’s all about jobs? Holiday-letting scare tactics highlighted

Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL) refutes claims by a director of Stayz, Jordan Condo, that jobs could be lost and economic growth impacted if Byron Shire Council acts to 'penalise families who let out their holiday houses'.

Councillors’ holiday-let arguments based on false data

Doug Luke, coordinator,Victims Of Holiday Letting.  Victims Of Holiday Letting would like to correct misleading information provided by two councillors in Echonetdaily articles. In Echonetdaily of...

Holiday-let policy submissions closing

A policy that would dramatically change how holiday rental homes are managed is on display at Byron Shire Council, with public submissions closing tomorrow: Friday, December 4.

Holiday letting last chance

Doug Luke, Victims of Holiday Letting. The Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) document is on exhibition until December 4. VOHL is currently receiving feedback about increased problems with holiday letting in all areas but particularly Brunswick Heads.

Byron Council tackles holiday letting

Signage outside holiday let premises, the introduction of development consent and higher rate charges are just some of the measures Byron Shire Council has put forward as part of its strategy to manage the industry.

Why VOHL supports holiday-let regulation

Doug Luke, VOHL. Much as we love you, Jenny Coman, and your great contribution to our community we do feel that you have misrepresented the position taken by Victims of Holiday Letting.

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.