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New bridges in the Byron Shire to receive $3.15 million in funding

Byron Shire Council is celebrating after receiving $3.15 million for six new bridges as part of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.

Mayor Simon Richardson said the bridges are all in rural parts of the Shire and this is fantastic news for the communities that use them every day.

“Five of the bridges are in the Bangalow area and four are made of timber and they have been deteriorating over the course of time,” Mayor Richardson said.

20 September 2017
Sustainability E-news flash


Sustainable House Day 2017

The free Byron Bus has been cancelled

The free Byron Shire bus to Sustainable House Day has been cancelled because of a lack of numbers.  

We're hoping that lots of people from the Byron Shire will be attending this year's Sustainable House Day at the Living for the Future Home Expo at Tweed Heads tomorrow.

15 September 2017
Clear the clutter & sign up for Second Hand Saturday – the garage sale day of the year

Byron Shire residents are known as keen garage sale enthusiasts and here is your chance to take part in the north coast’s biggest garage sale event of the year.

The 23 September is otherwise known as Second Hand Saturday – and this year organisers, North East Waste, are expecting more than 1000 garage sales will be held across the region.

11 September 2017
Looking for creative, sustainable house designs – no experience necessary

Entries for the 2017 Sustainable House Design competition have been extended and Byron Shire Council is challenging all residents to get creative and try their hand at designing a home that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

The annual design competition is a part of the Northern Rivers Sustainable House Day Expo and Awards Showcase which will be held on the 16 September 2017 at Tweed Heads.

7 September 2017
New 5-tonne load limit on two Main Arm causeways

Residents of Main Arm Road are advised that there is a new five tonne load limit on two causeways near the Kohinur Hall at Main Arm.

“The safety of the community is our primary concern and the new load limits are necessary,” said Tony Nash, Byron Shire Council’s Managers Works.

The five-tonne limits apply to the second causeway east of the Kohinur Hall and the first causeway west of the Kohinur Hall.

6 September 2017
Parking in Brunswick Head and Mullumbimby – looking at ways of improving traffic flow

Byron Shire Council is looking at ways to improve the turnover and efficiency of parking spaces in Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Online surveys are OPEN - Click below for more details. 

Have your say - Brunswick Heads

1 September 2017
Byron Council to form national Tourism Alliance

Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, will write to all councils in Australia inviting them to be members of a Tourism Councils Advocacy Alliance aimed at helping local governments around the country develop and promote ideas on how to manage the impact of tourism.

Byron Shire hosted more than two million visitors last year, and this number is expected to grow.

“These visitor numbers are huge – which is not a surprise given the natural beauty of this part of the world,” Mayor Richardson said.

29 August 2017
Opening of Mullumbimby pool delayed to 18 September

The enormous job of cleaning up the Mullumbimby pool complex after Ex Cyclone Debbie is taking longer than anticipated with the pool now expected to open for the swimming season on the 18 September.

Byron Shire Council’s Open Space Facilities Coordinator, Pattie Ruck, said the final stage of filtering the water has been time consuming.

“We were hoping to open on the 1 September but to ensure the quality of the water meets the NSW Government’s Health Standards we have pushed the date back to the 18 September,” Mrs Ruck said.

28 August 2017
Celebrating our youth – $2500 grants available for projects in Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council is proud of the creativity and passion of its young people and is pleased to be offering two grants of $2500 for youth-related projects.

Rochelle Barclay, Community Project Officer at Byron Shire Council, said the Small Change grants are aimed at supporting projects by young people for young people.

28 August 2017
Proposed name for North Ocean Shores sports field – Bob Bellear Sports Field

Byron Shire Council is proposing the North Ocean Shores sports field be named the Bob Bellear Sports Field in honour of Australia’s first indigenous judge, Robert (Bob) William Bellear who was raised in Billinudgel.

After considering 17 suggestions put forward by the community the Byron Shire Council has selected Bob Bellear as its preference.

Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson said Bob Bellear was truly an outstanding individual and his contribution to the nation, let alone our local area, is worthy of recognition and remembrance.

21 August 2017