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DENNIS KELLY: Obituaries & In Memoria


LONG TIME BAY LOCAL and friend to many, Dennis Gerard Kelly passed away at his home in Casino on 1/11/2017, aged 59.

Sadly missed by his children, Reannan, Liam, Harrison, Rhett and Flynn.

Much loved brother of Kate, Pat and Greg.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend prayers for the repose of Dennis' soul to be held at St Mary's Catholic Church, Canterbury Street, Casino on Tuesday, 21/11/2017 at 11am.

Family have requested attendees wear bright colours as a tribute of DKs' love of Hawaiian shirts.


This page is where we pay tribute to Byron Bay local residents, characters and legends. The Bay is forever richer for the actions, deeds and stories of our wonderful and colourful residents.

Byron Bay Memorial Rec Grounds Under Threat Again

The Memorial Gates at the entrance to the Byron Bay Memorial Recreation Grounds which are under threat by Council. Photo: Geoff Bensley.

THE BYRON BAY Memorial Recreation Grounds are once again under threat. Continuing its don’t-care attitude towards any form of memorial to those who gave their lives at war, Council reportedly wants to claim the Rec Grounds for a permaculture farm.

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FREE Kids’ Parties in Squiddleys Lounge at Byron Services Club

One of the many kids who had a ball at the Byron Bay Services Club Halloween Party this year.

SQUIDDLEYS KIDS LOUNGE is fully supervised, FREE and open daily between 5.30 to 9pm, also Sundays 12 to 3pm, for children aged 3-14 years.

We pride ourselves in offering attentive, caring, qualified staff, in a fun-filled safe environment for your children to enjoy.

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Byron Community Markets will Return to Byron Beachfront in May 2018

Byron Bay Markets. Photo: Visit NSW.

THE ICONIC BYRON Community Market will return to its original home on the Byron Bay beachfront from May 2018 to allow for the development of the new Byron Bay bus interchange in the Butler Street Reserve and the construction of the Byron Bay bypass.

The market is one of the most popular monthly markets in the Northern Rivers and the Byron Shire Council and the Byron Community Centre (BCC) are confident that the temporary relocation to the beachfront will be well received by the community.

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Byron Shire to Welcome Manus Island Refugees

Photo: SBS

WITH THE FUTURE of refugees on Manus Island still uncertain Byron Mayor, Simon Richardson, said the Byron Shire was proud to be a Refugee Welcome Zone. 

“Council became a Refugee Welcome Zone in February 2015, and has been honouring that declaration ever since,” Mayor Richardson said.

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Byron Shire to Increase Community Safety for Schoolies 2017

SCHOOLIES 2017 is expected to bring approximately 10,000 teenagers to Byron Bay from 17 November to 4 December this year.

Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, said he hoped the school leavers enjoyed relaxing on the beach with friends and celebrating the end of their high school education.

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Sensible Call For Traffic Light Trials in Byron Bay at Christmas

Photo: Daily Advertiser.

BYRON SHIRE Councillor Jan Hackett has called for traffic light trials to be conducted at the Bayshore Drive/Ewingsdale Road intersection and the Lawson/Jonson Street roundabout.

Jan says, “As we now have increased difficulty seeing traffic leave the town at that point, and the situation constantly becoming worse, trialling traffic lights over the congested summer months to see if they work and gauge community response, seems to me to be a no brainer.

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Illegal Camping Still in Byron Council’s Sights

Photo: Seapics Dave Bryant

BYRON SHIRE Councillor Michael Lyon will call for  Council staff progress reports regarding illegal camping on Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads beaches.

Cr Lyon will request information as to what “actions that have been taken or are planned to be taken to prevent illegal camping, dumping and other damaging activities at the Belongil sand dunes following the latest clean-up that occurred on October 24” and “actions that have been taken or are planned to be taken to prevent damage to sand dunes at Brunswick Heads.”

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