From 11 October to 30 November, members of the public who enter a Council facility or venue must comply with public health orders. This includes being fully vaccinated to enter the Byron Bay and Mullumbimby pools, the Cavanbah Centre and the tip shop. People also need to check in and wear a mask. Staff will be available by phone or email to help with customer queries.
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Find out more about Council's efforts to reduce community emissions.
The following graph summarises community emissions by sector.
Council operations comprise less than 5% of the Shire’s total annual emissions.
In partnership with Council, community organisation Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) has set the ambitious goal of achieving net zero emissions for the whole of the Byron Shire by 2025. Council fully supports this goal and will collaborate with ZEB where possible to achieve it.
Becoming a carbon neutral Shire cannot be achieved by Council and ZEB alone. Council has a limited amount of influence over many Shire-wide emissions sources for example:
Council will continue to advocate and assist our community to reduce emissions, but reaching net zero will require ongoing commitment from residents, businesses and other levels of government.
Current projects that will help to achieve this goal by encouraging residents and businesses in their transition to a more renewable and sustainable way of life include:
Council has formed an exciting partnership with the Australian Photovoltaic Institute (APvI) who have developed a solar mapping tool for the Byron Shire community to use for free.
Try the SunSPot mapping tool.
Council has installed two Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in the Shire and supports Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) in its promotion of EV's.