Byron Bay Council
With a diverse and vibrant population, Byron Shire has around 29,000 residents. The Council reflects the diversity of this electorate and is busy doing the work it takes to represent the needs of everyone from developers to families to alternative communities.
Byron Shire Council works to strike a balance between the needs of permanent residents, farming interests, Indigenous relationships, environmental concerns and the important tourist industry that drives the local economy. Local Council decisions are hot topics in the local media and the local population is both interested and engaged in the political processes that define Council activities. Councillors and council decisions provide the topic matter for many lively debates in the Letters to the Editor pages of the local media.
In 2001 the Byron Shire Council and the indigenous people of Byron Bay, the Arakwal people, developed the Arakwal National Park, which is a product of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement. The park recognises historical and cultural indigenous relationships to country in this area and is the first park of its kind in Australia.
For up to date information please go to the Byron Bay Council Website
Council Administration Centre
Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Address: 70-90 Station Street, Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Ph: 02 6626 7000 - Fx: 02 6622 702
Emergency After Hours: 02 6622 7022