Since January 2012, the town of Bangalow has been steadfastly standing by its failing weir.
That community spirit has finally paid off, with the announcement by Byron Shire Council this week that the remediation works are finally set to start thanks to $100,000 funding support from the state government’s NSW Environmental Trust
Byron Shire Council will also provide an additional $50,000 towards the works.
ARE you a mibster? Then get your cat’s eyes ready, flex your fingers, and get yourself to Brunswick Heads for the Australian Marble Championship on Sunday.
The marble competition is held annually in conjunction with the Old and Gold Festival, but due to the overwhelming popularity of the event, has been moved to the next day, June 12.
PICTURED above suiting up are Danny Wills, Jed Fasso, Kirsty Zoric, Leihani Zoric all trying out the new Ben King Memorial Rails/Trip-a-deal competition rashies.
Danny has entered the Open Division and will be one of the favourite after taking out the NSW State title last weekend.
THE AUSTRALIAN daily newspaper today (June 9, 2016) published an article claiming Byron Shire Council was "Greens-led". The Australian Brisbane Bureau Chief Geoff Chambers clearly doesn't realise former Greens councillor Rose Wanchap defected to the "Gang of Five" around 12 months ago. Since then Byron Shire Council has voted Conservative on most issues 5-4.
Byron Bay’s Greens-dominated council will today vote on a $9000 “shark-spotting” trial — consisting of two people watching for sharks from an elevated position — in place of drum lines and barriers.
The northern NSW tourist haven has been plagued by an influx of large great white sharks, seen close to surfers and swimmers off local beaches in recent weeks.
Richard Daw, aged 61, who went missing from Maccas Camp Grounds, Upper Main Arm on Monday, was located safe and well about 2.30pm yesterday, (Wednesday 8 June 2016).
Police wish to thank the media and the public for their assistance.
Echo Net Daily
June 8, 2016 | by Chris Dobney
THE 660 series two-car rail motor train which will soon call Byron Bay home is currently turning heads as part of Vivid Festival in Sydney.
Byron Bay Railroad Company Ltd, a not-for-profit enterprise owned by the people behind Elements of Byron Resort, is reinstating a train between Sunrise Beach, just outside Elements of Byron Resort, and the Bay township.
Last night was Ocean Shores man Victor Retallick’s first night in a hospital, ever — and he was the last patient admitted to Mullumbimby Hospital.
A small Byron Bay fish is becoming world famous after being photographed swimming inside the bell of a jellyfish only slightly larger than itself.
Byron Bay photographer Tim Samuel spotted the fish while on a free diving trip off the coast of the popular New South Wales town.
Itchy, flaky skin has driven psoriasis patients into hiding, but new treatments are bringing profound improvements to chronic sufferers.
BYRON’S million dollar rock wall at Belongil Beach may not be as badly damaged as first appeared, although the question of ongoing repairs and maintenance costs has not been resolved.