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Street campers – lowest number of community complaints in five years

Complaints about street camping over the Easter long weekend have been the lowest in five years.

24 April 2014
Street drainage issues in South Golden Beach – community meeting

Residents who have concerns over street drainage in South Golden beach are encouraged to attend a community information evening on Monday 12 May from 4pm to 7pm at the South Golden Community Centre.

24 April 2014
Member for Ballina Don Page - a nice bloke who genuinely cares

“Twenty six years in public office is a journey very few will understand and few will truly appreciate,” Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson said when hearing about Member for Ballina Don Page's retirement announcement.

23 April 2014
Councils objects to highway signage

Byron Shire Council has put in a submission against the proposed RMS signage for the Pacific Highway T2E project for signage leading to Lismore via Bangalow.

23 April 2014
Yallakool Reserve gets a regen makeover

Native vegetation in Yallakool Reserve in Ocean Shores has received a much needed boost thanks to six Brunswick Valley Landcare volunteers and Byron Shire Council’s bush regeneration team.

22 April 2014
Council to spend more on roads and parks

Byron Council has allocated an additional $650,000 to be spent on upgrading roads and parks in its draft budget for the 2014/15 financial year which is now on public exhibition.

22 April 2014
Draft Byron DCP out on public exhibition

Byron Shire Council’s draft Byron Shire Development Control Plan (DCP 2014) is out on public exhibition until 16 May 2014.

17 April 2014
Thank you Yvonne Stewart for your dedication and commitment

A thank you from Mayor Simon Richardson on behalf of Byron Shire Council

Byron Shire Council said thank you to a wonderful local woman last week for her dedication and commitment to the land and people. 

Bundjalung woman, Yvonne Stewart, was acknowledged at Council with a few wet eyes and a heartfelt thank you as she steps down from her position of Chief Executive Officer of Bundjalung of Byron Bay Arakwal Corporation.

17 April 2014
Council works crews out in the Shire

The recent wet weather has seen the potholes bubbling to the road surface in Byron Shire.

3 April 2014
Carbon credits sold for just under $150,000

Carbon credits sale returns just under $150,000 to Byron Shire Council.

31 March 2014