New Byron Line Concept Promoted by Mayor Richardson

Photo: Bryan Foster

Photo: Bryan Foster

BYRON SHIRE Mayor Simon Richardson has announced a plan to reopen the Byron Rail Trail.

Rebranding the Byron Rail Trail  as “Byron Line”, Cr Richardson proposes a light rail shuttle that locals and tourists can use to get between towns, with a bike track alongside.

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Lifesavers to Chase Sharks Away With Drone Bombs

The Little Ripper Lifesaver rescue drone. Photo: Craig Greenhill

BYRON BAY surf lifesavers could soon be ­dropping pulsating “bombs” to scare off sharks as part of a hi-tech bid to protect swimmers and surfers on our beaches.

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Call to “Bring Back Democracy” During Council’s Next Term

Cr Paul Spooner addressing a Meet the Candidates forum about plans to maintain a full democratic process over the full term of the next Council.

Cr Paul Spooner addressing a Meet the Candidates forum about plans to maintain a full democratic process over the whole term of the next Council.

DEPUTY MAYOR, Paul Spooner is calling on electors in the Byron Shire to support a push to “Bring Back Democracy” to the Byron Council.

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UPDATE: Byron Woman in Custody in Bali Over Death of Officer

A photo of a police officer who was killed in Bali, Indonesia.

The traffic police officer found dead on Kuta beach. Photo Supplied

A BYRON Bay woman has been detained by police in Bali for questioning over the death of a local policeman on Kuta Beach.

The body of police officer Wayan Sudarsa was found on Kuta beach around 3:00am local time on Wednesday with deep wounds to his head and neck.

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Mullum High Named As Porn Website Target

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CHILD PORN website victims and their parents have expressed outrage at the depraved pornography ring targeting school students and young women, as yet more disturbing material has been uncovered and the list of schools targeted grows to 70, including Mullumbimby High School.

The website contains thousands of images including one of a girl giving oral sex, dressed in a school uniform.

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Byron Railway Converted to Road

Section of the railway track paved over for work on the Mercato on Byron project. Photo: Michael van Kempen.

Section of the railway track paved over for work on the Mercato on Byron project. Photo: Michael van Kempen.

DEVELOPERS OF the new cinema complex have covered the adjacent closed Casino to Murwillumbah railway line with road base.

Voice of Byron reader Syl Reid asked this week, “What are they doing to the railway tracks area south of the pedestrian crossing from Butler street [near the] water tower?”

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First Four Placemakers Get Council Seed Money

Mayor Simon Richardson surrounded by Byron Placemaking creatives Circus Arts, Creative Road, and Popped Creative and Roundabout Theatre.

BYRON SHIRE Council has announced the first four Placemaking Seed Fund projects that will feature in the Byron town centre over coming months.

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Byron Shire Gig Guide: 18 to 25 August, 2016

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Thursday

  • Bangalow Bowling Club: Rock’n’Roll dance lessons 7pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Victoriana Gaye 9pm
  • Byron Farmers Market: Bruce Worrall 8am
  • The Sticky Wicket Bar, Byron Bay: Jake Payne 9.30pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Phil and Tilley 7.30pm

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Battle of Long Tan: Viets Cancel 50 Year Anniversary Commemoratons

BYRON BOY: President of the Byron Bay RSL Sub Branch, Robert Asquith, as a troop carrier driver in Vietnam. Look closely on the radio antenna and you can see the Byron Bay flag he flew the whole time he was in Vietnam. Photo courtesy Rob Asquith

President of the Byron Bay RSL Sub Branch, Robert Asquith, as a troop carrier driver in Vietnam. Look closely on the radio antenna and you can see the Byron Bay flag he flew the whole time he was in Vietnam. Photo: Rob Asquith

THERE ARE concerns for the mental health of Long Tan veterans who have returned to the site of their famous battle, after a last-minute decision by the Vietnamese Government to cancel today’s 50th anniversary commemorations.

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