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Council services - flood update 4 April


Kerbside pick up has continued today in Billinudgel and will return on Wednesday, 5 April.

Crews commenced yesterday in Billinudgel and this week will work their way through to flood affected areas of New Brighton, South Golden Beach, low lying areas of Ocean Shores and Mullumbimby.

4 April 2017
Council services following the flooding - 3 April


Byron Shire Council has commenced kerbside pickup of green waste,  damaged hard bulky items (eg furniture, carpet, electrical goods) in the areas affected by floodwaters.

3 April 2017
Support for farming community - flood

The NSW Department of Primary Industries is offering emergency support for those in our farming community affected by the flood.

3 April 2017
Byron Shire Council expecting significant damage - still assessing

Byron Shire Council is expecting significant damage to its road and bridge network from the recent wet weather and flood damage.

31 March 2017
Dog and cat free areas only apply to public spaces

Dogs and cats in the Wildlife Protection Areas of Hardy Avenue in the Byron Bay Lilli Pilli Estate and the Fern Beach Estate in North Ocean Shores, can not be removed by Council if they are on private property.

30 March 2017
Severe Weather Warning- take care and plan ahead

Byron Shire Council Director of Infrastructure Services Phil Holloway is urging residents and motorists to take care and plan ahead as severe weather hits the Shire.

30 March 2017
Booyong Bridge - OPEN

Update - now OPEN 

29 March 2017
Main Beach Car Park and Apex Park Patrols

Illegal camping and littering in Main Beach car park over the weekend, sees multiple fines and court attendance notices issued.

28 March 2017
Eureka Road Bridge to be closed for 3 to 5 days

Eureka Road Bridge will need to be temporarily closed for three to five days from 10 April; subject to weather and progress.

23 March 2017
Tallow Beach doof party organiser pleads guilty, is convicted and fined

A doof party organiser was today convicted and fined $8000 in the Byron Bay Local Court, for an unapproved event held at Tallow Beach.

16 March 2017