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E-flash - February 2015

Community Film Screening of Edible City – Grow the Future

Come along and be inspired by a film that showcases the importance of communities uniting around good food. The Mullumbimby Community Gardens as part of Byron Shire Council’s Sustainability Seminar Series is hosting a community screening of the incredible film ‘Edible City’.

  • Tuesday March 3rd at 6:00pm
  • Byron Shire Council Chambers, Station Street - Mullumbimby
  • Tickets $5 at the door – no booking required (children free or by donation)

Edible City digs into unique perspectives and transformative work, from edible education to grassroots activism, to building local economies and finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.”

Through firsthand accounts, Edible City shows how growing food is fun, community-building and one of the most sustainable acts which we can personally carry out. Watch the film website and trailer at http://www.ediblecitythemovie.com/.

Mullumbimby Community gardens will be providing a light supper and fresh popcorn at the film screening for donations.

This is a child friendly event.

For more information please contact Kim Mallee at Byron Shire Council on 02 6626 7305.


Weather warnings and road closures

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued two weather warnings for our region:

  • Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall for people in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands forecast districts.
  • Plus Flood Watch for the New South Wales Coast from the Queensland Border to the Nambucca Valley for Friday and Saturday.

Keep up to date with weather warnings at the Bureau of Meteorology at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/.

Residents and visitors are cautioned to stay away from swollen creeks and waterways and not cross flooded causeways or roads with water lying over the top.

Byron Shire Council staff will continue to monitor the roads, coastline and waterways and erect signage and barricades where needed.

For the latest information on road closures go to www.myroadinfo.com.au. You can also download the app at the site for your smart phone.

If you need emergency help during this weather event, phone the NSW SES on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies call triple zero 000.

Fallen trees and road damage can be reported to Council during weekdays 8.30am to 4pm on 6685 9300. On weekends and after hours, phone 6622 7022.

For information on road closures go to www.myroadinfo.com.au

Find out how you can be prepared for flood (http://www.floodsafe.com.au/) and storm events(http://www.stormsafe.com.au/) and put together your emergency plan(http://www.seshomeemergencyplan.com.au/).

To find out if the beaches are open or closed, visit www.beachsafe.org.au.


Join us at a Roundtable - Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan

Have an interest in connecting the built and natural environment through sustainability?  Why not join us at a Community Roundtable on 7 March and have your input on revitalising Byron Bay's town centre and foreshore.

For the past three months Council has been asking the community to put forward their Big Ideas for the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan. The aim was to understand whether the built fabric of the town centre currently aligns with the aspirations of its unique community. So far over 1450 community comments  have been received and can be grouped into a broad range of criteria including Environment, Culture, Built Form, Public Domain, Access and Movement, Economics and Governance.

Numbers are limited and registration is required by going to the project dedicated website http://www.byronbayourplan.com.au/. At the project website OurPlan you will also find other ways to provide your input into the master planning process.

WHEN: Sat 7 March 2015, 1pm to 5.30pm 

WHERE: Byron Bay High School - School Hall 

RSVP: by 2nd March 2015