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Take care on our shared pathways

Byron Shire Council’s director of infrastructure services, Phil Holloway, is warning bicycle riders not to ride through pedestrian only footpaths and to take extra caution on shared pathways.

24 April 2017
Byron Shire Council consults residents over flying fox camp management plan

Byron Shire Council is seeking residents’ input on how to manage flying fox camps in Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Byron Bay and Suffolk Park.

24 April 2017
Water supply interruption for Sunrise residents and businesses

A water service interruption is planned for five hours from 12 midnight to 5.00 am on Friday, 28 April; subject to weather.

21 April 2017
Flood kerbside waste collection to end this week

The last of the kerbside items will be picked up tomorrow, Friday 21 April, in flood affected areas.

20 April 2017
$30,000 to help manage flying fox colonies in Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council has received a $15,000 NSW Government grant to help manage flying foxes in Byron Shire, Mayor Simon Richardson announced today.

The NSW Government Flying Fox Grant Program is established to help councils manage flying-fox camps in their areas, consistent with the Office of Environment and Heritage’s Flying-Fox Camp Management Policy 2015.

20 April 2017
Help paint an accurate picture of the flood event across Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council is encouraging residents to submit snapshots of the recent flood event, to help determine information including where the flood waters peaked, and how high they reached across the shire.

The information collected will form part of Council’s flood mark survey, which aims to investigate in more detail the impact and scope of the recent event.

 “On March 31 this year, we experienced a significant flood event.

18 April 2017
Additional flood support for Byron Shire on the way

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson today thanked the NSW Disaster Recovery team for their visit to Byron Shire and their offer of support.

13 April 2017
$10,000 event funding available

Ten thousand dollars is on offer in Byron Shire for events and festivals.

12 April 2017
Flood damage to roads estimated at over $5 million

Byron Shire Council has estimated that the recent flood damage road bill will be over $5 million.

12 April 2017
Council survey to support claim for disaster funding

Byron Shire Council needs help collecting data from flood affected residents.

Feedback provided will help to build support to lobby the Australian Government for disaster relief funding for flood affected residents.

7 April 2017
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