Byron Shire Council to Host National Tourism Advocacy Alliance

No time to Photoshop any locals into this random tourism meeting shot…

FORTY COUNCILS with join Byron Shire Council as part of the new National Tourism Advocacy Alliance.

The National Tourism Advocacy Alliance, which has attracted some of the biggest tourism destinations in the country, will meet for the first time in Sydney next week.

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FROM FACEBOOK: What’s All the Fuss Over the Byron Bay Rec Grounds?

Byron Bay Memorial Recreation Grounds, Memorial Gates entrance. Photo: Google.

Save Our Local Amenity – Byron Bay member, Greg Meek, has written a comprehensive and informative article on why so many members of the Byron Bay community are concerned over Council actions towards the Byron Bay Memorial Rec Grounds. 

As Greg himself says, it’s a long read, but contains important information. We agree, and urge Voice of Byron  members to make the time to read it through.

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Byron Shire GM’s Successes Recognised by Councillors


Byron Shire Council General Manager – Ken Gainger

THE EARLY retirement of Byron Shire Council’s General Manager Ken Gainger has prompted positive acknowledgement of his achievements from Shire Councillor we contacted by Voice of Byron yesterday.

Councillors were quick to respond to our request for “a few lines” about Ken’s unexpected early retirement which will be effective late January 2018.

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Byron Shire Council GM Ken Gainger Has Resigned

Byron Shire Council General Manager Ken Gainger.  Photo: Supplied.

BYRON SHIRE Council General Manager Ken Gainger has resigned, citing health reasons for his early departure.

Ken was appointed as Shire General Manager in December 2012 and commenced duties in late January 2013.

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Byron Council Rangers Assaulted While Patrolling Illegal Campers

Photo: Sky News

A MAN will face Byron Local Court on Thursday December 7, charged with the alleged assault of a Byron Bay Shire Council ranger.

Police will allege a 29-year-old from Frankston, Victoria, held a steering column lock and pointed it at a ranger, who approached him while patrolling illegal campers in Byron Bay.

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