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The Difference Between Being Right and Winning

When choosing a way forward on the Brunswick Heads holiday parks issue, we’re faced with a tough choice: dig our heels in, possibly prove ourselves legally right and then likely be left with less than what is currently possible. Or, we can drop … Continue reading

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The Byron Line proposal

THE BYRON LINE

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An equitable Pay Parking scheme for Byron Bay

17 August 2015 The Byron Bay pay parking scheme is set to be introduced at a revised $3 per hour and the annual residents’ exemption set at $50 per year. Centrelink blue cardholders would not incur a fee for the … Continue reading

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Council response to plans to dredge parts of the Brunswick River

BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL ORDINARY MEETING  16 July 2015 No. 1 Matter of Urgency – Dredging works in the Brunswick River Resolved that Council writes to the Minister of Lands and Water, the Hon Niall Blair, seeking a deferment of any dredging works in … Continue reading

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Zero Emissions Byron project begins

Forum seeks practical ways to reduce carbon emissions The Echo Hans Lovejoy While Australian governments are undermining the renewable-energy sector, there’s positive action from local not-for-profit groups and Byron Shire Council. And to facilitate a unified plan of reducing fossil-fuel … Continue reading

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New look for Bangalow Weir revealed

THE Bangalow Weir remediation is getting closer with the delivery of donated rocks, whilst design drawings and environmental approvals are finalised. Byron Shire Council’s infrastructure services director Phil Holloway said the latest concept drawing of the remediation works has also … Continue reading

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My Vision Of The Byron We Are Creating

Byron will be a place where our natural environment continues to flourish and our shire is self-sustaining with global leading waste and water management and with our houses and businesses, towns and villages powered by cooperatively run renewable energy sources. … Continue reading

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Rail costings put govt study into doubt

← Byron Echo, Local News | December 16, 2014 | by Hans Lovejoy The cost to establish a privately owned diesel rail shuttle service from Byron Bay’s Arts and Industry Estate into town has put the credibility of a $2m … Continue reading

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Tenterfield Council lend support to gay marriage proposal

Oct. 1, 2014, 2 p.m. COUNCIL have taken a bold step and voted in favour of supporting a same-sex marriage equality proclamation that will be presented to the Prime Minister. It was a contentious topic between the councillors in attendance … Continue reading

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