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Media releases - June 2017

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Byron Shire 2017- 18 budget

What’s in the $115 million Byron Shire Council for 2017-18?

The upcoming operational and capital works budget remains firmly focused on fixing roads and infrastructure.  Out of the total budget, $54 million will be spent on capital works and roads programs; this includes the Byron Bay town centre bypass at an estimated cost of $20 million.

30 June 2017
Planned burn to help restore the Byron Bay Dwarf Graminoid Clay Heath

Subject to suitable weather conditions, the Fire and Rescue NSW will undertake a prescribed burn on behalf of Byron Shire Council at Paterson Hill located 1.5 km of south east of Byron Bay between July-August 2017. 

The 0.4 hectare burn will take place at about 10am and will conclude at about 5pm.

30 June 2017
Dunes at Clarkes Beach at risk of collapsing - please stay clear

Byron Shire residents and visitors are being asked to stay away from the dunes at Clarkes Beach.

Director of infrastructure services, Phil Holloway, said the area has seen significant coastal erosion in the past week and could potentially collapse.

27 June 2017
Airspace Policy still up in the air

Changes to Byron Shire Council’s Airspace Policy have been deferred until additional consultation has been undertaken with businesses to ensure that it is appropriately targeted and affordable. 

27 June 2017
Bangalow get ready for a new adventure playground …. and car park

$250,000 Australia Government funding has been announced for a new adventure playground and car park in Bangalow.

23 June 2017
NAIDOC Week – Byron Shire proud to be part of the celebrations

Celebrate our strong and connected Indigenous community during NAIDOC Week from 3 July.

23 June 2017
Byron Bay bypass on the road to delivery

The Byron Bay town centre bypass will remain on the Butler Street alignment.

23 June 2017
It's official - Byron's roads are a mess

After weeks of heavy rainfall and flooding many roads within Byron Shire are heavily pot-holed and falling apart.

Roads that were built many years ago on poor alignments and on poor sub-base, were never going to withstand such a harsh climate and intensification of vehicular traffic. Chronic under-funding of essential road maintenance and renewal by successive councils has well and truly come home to roost.

20 June 2017
Potholes, road repairs and rain don't mix

The ongoing rain and a saturated road network, is delaying road works and pothole repairs.

Byron Shire Council’s infrastructure services director, Phil Holloway, said the continuing rain has meant that works crews are faced with ongoing challenges to repair the roads.

20 June 2017
Council seeks further feedback on Draft Rural Land Use Strategy and priority actions

Byron Shire Council has revised its draft Byron Shire Rural Land Use Strategy and is seeking additional community input.

15 June 2017