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Drowning at Tallow Beach Claims Brisbane Man’s Life

Surfer Anthony Mikellides rushed into the surf to help get the drowning man to shore. Photo: Supplied

A 21-YEAR-OLD Brisbane man drowned at Byron Bay’s Tallow Beach beach despite the urgent assistance of several onlookers including a fireman who performed CPR.

Local surfer Anthony Mikellides, 45, said he went to Tallow Beach, Suffolk Park, just after 12.20 pm for a swim and noticed a man was in trouble.

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Sunday Car Ban for Byron Bay?

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BYRON BAY could become a car-free zone on Sundays, if a local councillor has her way.

Byron Shire Councillor Cate Coorey tabled a motion Wednesday 13 December 2017 calling on the council’s traffic committee to draw up plans for a trial.

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Time to Renew or Buy Your Byron Shire Parking E-Permit

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With pay parking in Bangalow set to commence on 1 January 2018, Council is reminding all Byron Shire residents to take advantage of the $55 E-Permit available to them.

Council records show that 58 per cent of Bangalow residents already have an E-Permit but if you need to renew or buy a new one, now is a good time, before the holiday rush.

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Council Smoke Free Byron Beaches Campaign Aims to Save Marine Animals

IF YOU’VE been to Byron Bay’s Main Beach lately you may have seen one of Council’s new signs which are part of the Smoke Free Byron Beaches campaign, designed to reduce litter, particularly cigarette butts, on the beach.

Leading the Smoke Free Byron Beaches project is Kate Akkerman, Waste Education and Compliance Officer, who comes to Byron Shire Council from the Positive Change for Marine Life group.

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Man Charged With Assaulting Police in Byron Bay

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A 19-YEAR-OLD male has been arrested after he allegedly threw punches at police when they tried to break up a fight in Byron Bay in the early hours of Saturday morning (December 9).

About 2.15am police driving along Jonson Street noticed a fight between taking place two males.

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Almost $1 million Worth of Cannabis Seized Near Main Arm

MORE THAN 400 cannabis plants with a street value of nearly $1 million dollars has been seized by Northern Rivers police.

The discovery allegedly took place at a home in Commissioners Creek, just north-west of Main Arm, before 6pm on Saturday.

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Mr Mayor: “Save Public Parking Along Seven Mile Beach Road”

A PETITION has been launched by a Byron Bay local, directed at the Byron Shire Council Mayor Simon Richardson, and challenging Council’s decision to close Seven Mile Beach Road to the public.

Byron resident Stephen Booth says the petition must have resonated with the community, because there were 300 signatures on board in less than three hours.

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Mayor Says Seven Mile Beach Car Parks Lost Only a “Handful of Spaces”

BYRON SHIRE Mayor Simon Richardson says changes to parking at Seven Mile Beach at Broken Head are aimed at stopping illegal camping and protecting the sensitive environment at Seven Mile Beach.

Cr Richardson claims suggestions that this action has been taken to improve the amenity of local residents are baseless, despite a statement by Shannon Burt, Council’s Director of Sustainable Environment and Economy, in which she says there have been discussions with 30 Seven Mile Beach Road residents. 

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