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Green organics bin put on hold for a year

Byron Shire Council has committed to commencing a new green waste and food organics kerbside collection as part of a new integrated waste collection contract in August 2015.

27 May 2014
CCTV application to be submitted for Byron Bay

A late report to the Byron Shire Council meeting yesterday, saw an invitation from the Attorney General's Department for Council to apply funding for CCTV debated.

23 May 2014
Events and festival organisers – up to $600 available

Organising an event or festival and need help with costs?  Byron Shire Council has up to $600 available that you can apply for.

21 May 2014
Council’s revenue hit as part of 2014/15 federal budget review

The Australian Government's decision not to increase Financial Assistance Grants in line with CPI and population increases will see Byron Shire short about $264,200 over the next four years.

16 May 2014
Byron Shire Council ‘Walk the Talk’ for Reconciliation Week

Young people, how persuasive are you? Byron Shire Council wants to hear your opinion about reconciliation, what it means and how proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act could impact on reconciliation processes.

15 May 2014
$500 to street camp in Byron Bay

Two street campers were each hit with a $500 fine after challenging camping fines issued in Byron Bay back in early January 2014.

9 May 2014
Byron Shire Council Celebrates the 25th National Volunteer Week 2014

Byron Shire Council will join thousands of organisations around Australia to mark the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week (12 – 18 May). 

9 May 2014
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