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NSW Govt Cancels Plans for Butler Street Bus Stop

THE BYRON Bay Community Association has welcomed a state government announcement that there will not be a bus transit centre built on the Butler Street Reserve.

BBCA general manager Paul Spooner has called on the Byron Shire Council to confirm its ongoing commitment to maintaining Butler Street as the site of the iconic markets.

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FROM FACEBOOK: After the 1978 Cyclone

 

VOICE of BYRON regular, Tracey Dooley, found some terrific slides taken in the aftermath of the cyclone in 1978. Voice of Byron converted them to images and we thought they’d make a great slideshow for KWIMABB.

Tracey says, “Some very old photos from 78, taken the morning after the huge storm.

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NSW Physical Disability Rugby League Assn Seeks Byron/Ballina Comp

The NSW Physical Disability Rugby League Association is working with Ballina Seagulls RLFC to start a comp in the Ballina/Byron area.

The NSWPDRLA is a sporting body originally formed in October 2010 to offer people with a Physical Disability the opportunity to play in a modified form of Rugby League.

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Beach Suites Byron Bay Fetches Undisclosed Price

Neil and Janice Cameron on the front steps of the Beach Suites. Photo: Neil Cameron

BYRON BAY husband and wife real estate team have sold Strop and Delvene’s Beach Suites for an undisclosed sum.

Scott Didier, CEO of the Johns Lyng Group, snapped up the iconic Byron Bay beachfront property along with another Watego’s Beach property.

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Woman Missing off Main Beach Byron Bay

EMERGENCY services are searching for a woman who vanished at a Byron Bay beach after wading into the water at midnight Feb 7, searching for a lost bag.

Police said they were called to Belongil Beach after passers-by saw the woman disappear into the water.

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National Media Blowing Up Cops Bashing & Byron Drug Problems

Photo: 9News

A CURRENT AFFAIR is the latest national media outlet featuring, and some say overdramatising, Byron Bay’s drug problem.

In a story about four police officers belting the living Christ out of a naked 16-year-old male, the 9News program’s host Tracy Grimshaw led into the program with predictable “playground of the rich and famous” and “in the middle of a drug crisis” comments.

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Big Farewell to Long Time Byron Bay Local Ken Kerrigan

Representing Burns Street, (numbers 13, 11 & 9) at Ken’s wake were Jean Milgate, Deslie Flick and Mary Dynan. Photo: Debby Milgate

LONG TIME Byron Bay local Ken Kerrigan was farewelled in style at the Byron Bay Bowling Club after his funeral on Tuesday February 6.

After the funeral at the Byron Bay Anglican Church, a celebration of Ken’s life was held at the Byron Bay Bowling Club.

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New Sunrise Boulevard Traffic Island to Increase Motorist Safety

WORK ON a new median traffic island that will increase safety for motorists using the Sunrise Boulevard/Ewingsdale Road roundabout, will get underway on Wednesday 7 February. 

The works are expected to take around four days to complete and road crews will be diverting traffic during construction on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Monday 12th February. Council’s contractor crews will be working from 7am to 5pm on these days.

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