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Local Emergency Assist card arriving in your letterbox

Be prepared, informed and have a plan. Byron Shire Council is urging residents to take the time to prepare an emergency plan for storms, floods and fire.

15 November 2013
The ‘Tradies’ Guide to Good Access is ready to launch

Byron Shire Council and Ballina Shire Council will launch a ‘Tradies Guide to Good Access’ at an information night facilitated by the Master Builders Association at Ballina RSL Club on Tuesday evening (19 November).

15 November 2013
Byron Shire maximises recycling efforts

Byron Shire Council congratulates residents for continuing to make recycling second nature in their households.

8 November 2013
Draft LEP sent to State Government for finalisation

After many years in development, Byron’s Draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 has been finalised.

6 November 2013
Grant money not being rolled out – yet another disappointment

Axed federal funding programs means Byron Shire misses out on significant projects and programs.

4 November 2013
Byron Shire says ‘no’ to Gasfields in the shire

Byron Shire Council chambers did not have a seat empty at yesterday’s Council meeting as the community came out in support of a Notice of Motion on the proposed coal seam gas exclusion zones.

1 November 2013
Schoolies Hub temporary license waived

Byron Shire Council today waived the temporary license fee of $1,970 for the Schoolies Hub.

31 October 2013
Council supports Bangalow Weir Group’s request to wait

Bangalow Weir will remain intact until the outcome of a funding application to repair the weir is known.

31 October 2013
New Brighton Beach scraping to commence

Beach scraping at New Brighton Beach is scheduled to commence on Monday, 11 November 2013.

30 October 2013
{enVision} Employment Expo - encouraging young people to stay local and live their dreams

Youth Careers Expo aims help out with the big question… What will I be when I grow up!

30 October 2013