Byron Shire

Jul 272015

Live Byron is a distinctively local blog by photojournalist Veda Dante, whose daily work for the biggest newspapers on the North Coast gives her a unique insight into local events and the characters behind them. Explore the chefs and entrepreneurs of the region’s best restaurants, get a birds-eye-view of Byron with a local pilot who built his own plane, and meet the space scientist whose hinterland observatory stands starkly against its subtropical backdrop. From major events like the Mullum Music, Falls and Byron Bay Surf festivals to local showcases like the Bruns Hot Rod and Bangalow Designers Market, Live Byron gives you a personal insight into the eclectic, creative, kind-hearted and confused people behind the news. Live Byron also provides an intimate insight into family life on a Byron Bay hinterland farm, where invasive weeds are being replaced by native rainforest, tractors regularly break down, children learn about bushfire safety,

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Feb 112015
Byron Shire Beaches

Billinudgel Nature Reserve South Golden Beach New Brighton Beach North Wall Brunswick Heads Christmas Beach (north bank Brunswick River) Torikina (south bank Brunswick River) Brunswick Heads Main Beach Tyagarah Nature Reserve (clothes optional) Belongil Beach The Wreck Byron Bay Main Beach Clarks Beach The Pass Wategos Little Wategos Tallow Beach Suffolk Park Kings Beach (Broken Head) Brays Beach (Broken Head) Map is part of the Byron Trails Map. Surf life saving services in Byron Shire are provided at specific beaches within Byron Shire Council during the NSW and Queensland School Holidays. Beach patrols are also provided by Surf Life Saving Volunteers at Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay Main Beach on weekends and Public Holidays from Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 26 April 2015. (source: Byron Shire Council) Local marine habitats include exposed and sheltered sandy beaches, rocky shores, rocky reefs, submerged pinnacles, small rocky islands, coral communities, riverine estuaries,

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Jun 182013

The following are the BSC approved holiday parks & camping grounds. Source: Byron Shire Council website In New South Wales there are a number of roadside rest areas where you can stop and refresh. For more information and locations see Roads and Maritime Services / Rest areas Byron Bay First Sun Holiday Park Byron Bay Lawson Street Byron Bay 02 6685 6544 Byron Bay Tourist Village 399 Ewingsdale Road Byron Bay 02 6685 7378 Glen Villa Resort 80-86 Butler Street Byron Bay 02 6685 7382 Clarkes Beach Holiday Park Off Lighthouse Road Byron Bay 02 6685 6496 Red Devil Park Camping Corner Bangalow Road & Broken Head Road Byron Bay 0402 937 116. Beaches of Byron 5 – 37 Brokenhead Road Byron Bay 02 6685 6751 Belongil Fields Caravan Park 394 Ewingsdale Road Byron Bay 02 6680 8999

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Apr 252013
Byron Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA)

Byron Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA) is located on the north coast of NSW and shares its boundaries with the Tweed, Lismore, and Ballina LGAs. The Northern Rivers comprises the seven Local Government Areas of Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire. Brisbane is approximately 200 kilometres north and Sydney approximately 800 kilometres to the south. Map of Byron Shire, NSW The principal economic driver in the Byron LGA is tourism, with an estimated value of $370.0m in 2006 from about 1.3m visitors. Tourism has a major impact on the retail, food, accommodation, construction and wholesale sectors. Agriculture and related value added products, and the creative industries also contribute substantially to the economy. Byron Shire LGA “Byron Shire is located at Australia’s eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a

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Jun 172012

Suburb/Town Post Code Andersons Hill 2482   Bangalow 2479   Billinudgel 2483   Binna Burra 2479   Blind Mouth 2482    Booyong 2480 ***  Broken Head 2481 *** Brunswick Heads 2483   Byron Bay 2481    Clunes 2480 *** Coopers Creek 2480   Coopers Lane 2482   Coopers Shoot 2479   Coorabell 2479    Crabbes Creek 2483 *** Durrumbul 2482   Eureka 2480   Everitts Hill 2482   Ewingsdale 2481   Federal 2480   Golden Beach 2483   Goonengerry 2482   Huonbrook 2482   Koonyum Range 2482   Lavertys Gap 2482   Main Arm 2482   Mcleods Shoot 2479   Middle Pocket 2483   Montecollum 2482   Mullumbimby 2482   Mullumbimby Creek 2482   Myocum 2481   Nashua 2479   New Brighton 2483    Newrybar 2479 *** Ocean Shores 2483   Ocean Shores North 2483   Opossum Creek 2479   Palmwood 2482   Palmwoods 2482   Possum Creek 2479  

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Mar 312012
Byron Bay - Placename & History

The local Arakwal Aboriginal people’s name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning “meeting place”. The history of Europeans in Byron Bay began in 1770, when Captain James Cook found a safe anchorage and named Cape Byron after Captain John Byron, who circumnavigated the globe in 1764-66 and thus preceded Cook on the Pacific. In the 1880s, when Europeans settled more permanently, streets were named for other English writers and philosophers. Byron Bay is part of the erosion caldera of an ancient shield volcano, the Tweed Volcano, which erupted 23 million years ago. The volcano formed as a result of the Indo-Australian Plate moving over the East Australia hotspot. 1770: Captain Cook sails past and names Cape Byron as a tribute to his fellow navigator, Vice-Admiral John Byron, grandfather of the famous poet. The area was called Cavvanba, meaning meeting place, by the local Arakawal and Minjangbal tribes. 1840s: The “Big

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