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

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

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.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

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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.

Victims of holiday letting should consider class action

Jenny Coman, Bangalow. It’s hard to believe that after all the complaints and the horror stories behind them, Victims of Holiday Letting are urging us to ‘actively support’ the proposed holiday letting strategy currently on exhibition by Byron Shire Council.

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.