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Council's financial outlook improves

Twelve months after the adoption of a package of financial sustainability measures Byron Council’s financial outlook is looking brighter. 

11 September 2014
Council welcomes local government ‘Fit for the Future’ reforms

Byron Shire Council is well positioned to embrace the proposed NSW government reforms.

11 September 2014
Former Telstra site sold for $517,000 (inc gst)

The former Telstra site in Station Street, Mullumbimby has been sold for $517,000 (inc gst).

10 September 2014
Shock over yesterday’s shark attack tragedy – beaches remain closed until tomorrow

Mayor Simon Richardson said the Byron Shire community was in shock over yesterday’s fatal shark attack.

10 September 2014
NSW government commits $10.5 million towards the Byron Bay Bypass

The long awaited Byron Bay Bypass got the ‘go ahead’ today with a $10.5 million funding commitment from the NSW State Government.

4 September 2014
Cultural gift for Byron Shire – Judy Cassab artworks

Byron Shire has been gifted four artworks by proclaimed artist Judy Cassab.

29 August 2014
Democracy at threat at local government elections

Byron Shire Council yesterday strongly opposed the proposed changes to the City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill 2014 to allow corporations two votes, to a resident's one vote, in local government elections.

29 August 2014
Small is smart and sustainable - Sustainable Small House Design Awards & Expo

Award winning eco home designs will be on display at the Sustainable Small House Design Awards & Expo in Bangalow at the A&I Hall from 1 to 4pm on Saturday 13 September.

28 August 2014
Road crews out repairing potholes

With the wet weather come the potholes.

27 August 2014
Upgrade works begin on Captain Cook Car Park

Fourteen car parks, plus a caravan/trailer parking bay, are about to be constructed at Byron Bay’s Captain Cook car park from Monday 25 August. 

22 August 2014