Byron Chamber of Commerce https://byronbaychamber.com.au Tue, 29 May 2018 03:45:05 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 117151126 Four Keys to Business Success – Jamie Cunningham https://byronbaychamber.com.au/four-keys-business-success-jamie-cunningham/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:26:40 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6692 Jamie presented to our members at this morning’s business breakfast and it was a hit! Utilising his education, experience and passion for the individuals behind the business, Jamie has helped over 300 businesses of all sizes achieve balance and success through the framework of sustainable business. Jamie will show you how to create steady cashflow, […]

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Jamie presented to our members at this morning’s business breakfast and it was a hit!

Utilising his education, experience and passion for the individuals behind the business, Jamie has helped over 300 businesses of all sizes achieve balance and success through the framework of sustainable business. Jamie will show you how to create steady cashflow, an unlimited marketing budget, a 6 point formula to compound your profits, and free up your time by 15%-20% immediately.

To view Jamie’s presentation please click here.

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Belongil Rock Wall https://byronbaychamber.com.au/belongil-rock-wall/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:32:28 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6800 The long winded litigation cases against Byron Shire Council over the rock wall at Belongil has finally been resolved. Byron Shire council has agreed to allow the property owners to retain any existing protection works adjacent to the Belongil properties in their current form. Any further works undertaken will be assessed via a DA application […]

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The long winded litigation cases against Byron Shire Council over the rock wall at Belongil has finally been resolved.

Byron Shire council has agreed to allow the property owners to retain any existing protection works adjacent to the Belongil properties in their current form. Any further works undertaken will be assessed via a DA application on their individual merits. No findings or liabilities were made against Byron Shire Council and its actions in this case.

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Annual NSW Business Chamber Regional Advisory Council https://byronbaychamber.com.au/annual-nsw-business-chamber-regional-advisory-council/ https://byronbaychamber.com.au/annual-nsw-business-chamber-regional-advisory-council/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:00 +0000 http://byronchamber.com.au/2016/?p=1 This meeting was held in Coffs Harbour on 18th August.  The focus was on rebuilding NSW and cross border issues. The aim is to better communicate information to our businesses to ensure they are compliant and to facilitate an open dialogue so that matters of concern are raised in all areas, from employment, border issues, […]

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This meeting was held in Coffs Harbour on 18th August.  The focus was on rebuilding NSW and cross border issues. The aim is to better communicate information to our businesses to ensure they are compliant and to facilitate an open dialogue so that matters of concern are raised in all areas, from employment, border issues, safety and much more. Businesses need to speak up and let their local chamber know what is not working.

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Byron Bay Town Centre Placemaking Seed Fund https://byronbaychamber.com.au/byron-bay-town-centre-placemaking-seed-fund/ Tue, 16 Feb 2016 02:33:50 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6803 The Byron Bay Town Centre Placemaking Seed Fund has commenced and they are looking for proposals – it is an opportunity for our local artists, entertainers, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs to access funding to initiate revitalisation, beautification and activation of the town centre as a key component of the Masterplan implementation program. The closing date […]

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The Byron Bay Town Centre Placemaking Seed Fund has commenced and they are looking for proposals – it is an opportunity for our local artists, entertainers, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs to access funding to initiate revitalisation, beautification and activation of the town centre as a key component of the Masterplan implementation program.

The closing date for submissions is now 4pm Monday 21 March 2016 and projects can now be completed up until 30 June 2017.

For more information please click here.

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CCTV in Byron CBD by end November https://byronbaychamber.com.au/cctv-byron-cbd-end-november/ Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:35:15 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6805 Byron Bay is a well-known tourist destination with over one million visitors each year. There has been a high level of concern among the community and local businesses for some time about the level of alcohol-related incidents and anti-social behavior during peak holiday periods. To help address these issues Byron Shire Council was the recipient […]

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Byron Bay is a well-known tourist destination with over one million visitors each year. There has been a high level of concern among the community and local businesses for some time about the level of alcohol-related incidents and anti-social behavior during peak holiday periods.

To help address these issues Byron Shire Council was the recipient of funding through the Australian Government’s Safer Streets Program for the installation of CCTV cameras in the Byron Bay CBD. The project will install improved lighting and CCTV cameras in identified hot spots in the Byron Bay central business district to help deter anti-social behaviour, reduce the fear of crime and improve public safety and the perception of safety in the area.

Proposed Camera Locations

The project will install improved lighting and closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in Apex Park and parts of Jonson Street in the Byron Bay central business district (CBD).

Below is a map of the proposed camera locations with the anticipated cameras installed by the end of November 2015.

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Extended Paid Parking to be introduced in CBD early December https://byronbaychamber.com.au/extended-paid-parking-introduced-cbd-early-december/ Sun, 27 Sep 2015 03:42:51 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6812 Byron Shire Council resolved on 13 August 2015 to introduce a pay parking scheme for the Byron Bay town centre from December 2015. The new parking scheme will be based upon vehicle number plates and will apply to the Byron Bay town centre as marked in pink in the map below. Charges and Exemptions Local […]

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Byron Shire Council resolved on 13 August 2015 to introduce a pay parking scheme for the Byron Bay town centre from December 2015. The new parking scheme will be based upon vehicle number plates and will apply to the Byron Bay town centre as marked in pink in the map below.

Charges and Exemptions

  • Local exemption coupon increase from $25 to $50 per year.
  • Staff/ Worker exemption coupons for out of shire residents $100/year
  • Voluntary workers exemption coupon for out of shire residents $100/year
  • Town centre and beachfront parking $3.00 per hour capped at $10.00 for 4P ($2.50 per hour)
  • Long term parking capped at $20.00 per day($2.50 per hour 9-6)

Spaces

  • 300 spaces created at Butler Street Reserve for all day staff parking and long term tourist
    parking.
  • 40 -50 spaces created in a proposed car park at the top end of Middleton street near the beachfront.

Time Zones

  • Beachfront at the wreck on Belongil will remain at 4 hours
  • Clarkes Beach carpark and carpark behind Hogsbreath proposed all day parking
  • Lifting time limits from 2 hours to 4 hours in town centre to avoid traffic movements and easing
    tourist stress of having to move the car
  • Introduction of short 15 minute loading zones
  • Introduction of more 1/2 hour car spaces in the town centre for short stays
  • All day parking suggested one street back from Fletcher St, and Kingsley St south on Jonson.

Feedback & Review

  • A paid parking working group (represented by 2 Byron United board) will be meeting to discuss the timed zones for Byron town centre and to ensure that adequate staff parking is available for long term stays throughout the town areas.
  • Council has agreed to have a full review after 6 months operation to monitor the impact on businesses in the town centre, the revenue generated during the peak season and the overall summary of the roll out and the impact on the town generally.

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Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan close to completion https://byronbaychamber.com.au/byron-bay-town-centre-masterplan-close-completion/ Thu, 10 Sep 2015 03:41:36 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6810 The Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan is getting close to completion with the draft expected to go to council for review at the end of this month. Following that the plan will be on exhibition for comment. Ideas and feedback have come from all corners of the community including Byron United members during almost a […]

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The Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan is getting close to completion with the draft expected to go to council for review at the end of this month.

Following that the plan will be on exhibition for comment. Ideas and feedback have come from all corners of the community including Byron United members during almost a year of consultation.

Please take some time to have a look at the strategies proposed here and the actions suggested for key sites such as Main Beach, Bay Lane, Sandhills, the Rec Grounds, Butler Street Reserve and Lawson Street Carpark.

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Xmas & New Year Trading Flourishes https://byronbaychamber.com.au/xmas-new-year-trading-flourishes/ Mon, 09 Feb 2015 02:44:48 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6814 It’s interesting to read media stories coming out of Sydney regarding Byron, often using old stories pasted together that are both out-of-date and out-of-touch with what is reality in Byron. In order to get the story direct from the horse’s mouth Byron United has just run a member survey to get feedback on the summer […]

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It’s interesting to read media stories coming out of Sydney regarding Byron, often using old stories pasted together that are both out-of-date and out-of-touch with what is reality in Byron.

In order to get the story direct from the horse’s mouth Byron United has just run a member survey to get feedback on the summer season for Byron businesses. This gives us an up-to-date snapshot from real people running a broad spectrum of businesses in Byron today.

Over 80% of those surveyed reported that business was up or just as good as last year. On councils move to have Special Event Parking Areas (SEPA) over 70% of business said it had no impact on their business. However, there were several comments that 2 hours wasn’t a long enough period for their customers and also that signposting could have been clearer. Exemption passes for residents and businesses could be easier to access by mail or email as getting back from Council’s pick-up points for passes was lengthy due to traffic.

Congestion into Byron is always a big issue and this season was no different, it is the biggest complaint. Park and Ride, although a great idea, without a dedicated bus lane from Ewingsdale Road, most of those surveyed said their customers didn’t use it.

Soul Street, Byron’s family friendly event proved to be a success with many families coming out to enjoy the festivities. Businesses gave positive feedback that the event succeeded in attracting family tourists rather than the younger party crowds and although a large portion of Jonson Street was closed it didn’t impact negatively on their businesses.

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Postcards from Byron hits Telstra Exchange https://byronbaychamber.com.au/postcards-byron-hits-telstra-exchange/ Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:50:11 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6820 Byron United, Byron Bay’s Chamber of Commerce anti-graffiti program Postcards from Byron has completed the second postcard in the series with mural partner Telstra. The mural on the Telstra exchange on Fletcher Street is named Timeless Byron Bay and is a celebration of the counter culture that came to the region in the 60s and […]

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Byron United, Byron Bay’s Chamber of Commerce anti-graffiti program Postcards from Byron has completed the second postcard in the series with mural partner Telstra.

The mural on the Telstra exchange on Fletcher Street is named Timeless Byron Bay and is a celebration of the counter culture that came to the region in the 60s and 70s.

The Telstra building was identified as a major hot spot in the Chamber’s audit of CBD buildings regularly targeted with graffiti.

“Over the years the chamber has tackled Byron Bay’s graffiti problem with a group of dedicated chamber members regularly painting over tags in the CBD and significantly reducing the number of tags. However, large scale walls, such as the Telstra building, were unfortunately just too big a surface area for our small group of volunteers to deal with without adequate equipment and materials,” says Byron United’s Vice-President, Adrian Nelson.

“By creating murals on business premises that are repeatedly targeted with graffiti we are hopeful this approach will succeed in deterring tagging while creating art on our streets for all to enjoy.”

Postcards from Byron brings together local artists and youth, to mentor and produce art on the town’s graffiti black spots. The first mural in the series named Respect our Ocean was completed in October on the wall outside Bay Seafood Market in Lawson Street.

Businesses interested in joining the anti-graffiti program can contact Francis Cloake on 0401 592 114 or email info@byronunited.org.au

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Byron Business Shines at NSW Tourism Awards https://byronbaychamber.com.au/byron-business-shines-nsw-tourism-awards/ Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:46:08 +0000 http://192.185.108.106/~byronchamber/2016/?p=6816 The winners of the 25th Annual NSW Tourism Awards were announced last Thursday night in Sydney, with chamber members, the Byron Beach Café & Byron Bay Bluesfest taking out awards. Byron Beach Café received gold for Best Tourism Restaurant & Catering Service, and the Byron Bluesfest won silver for Major Festivals & Events. Other winning […]

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The winners of the 25th Annual NSW Tourism Awards were announced last Thursday night in Sydney, with chamber members, the Byron Beach Café & Byron Bay Bluesfest taking out awards.

Byron Beach Café received gold for Best Tourism Restaurant & Catering Service, and the Byron Bluesfest won silver for Major Festivals & Events.

Other winning businesses and organisations from the Byron Shire included Flash Camp (Silver: New Tourism Development and Bronze: Unique Accommodation), CanGoEverywhere (Bronze: New Tourism Development), Cape Byron State Conservation Area (Silver: Tourist Attractions) and Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming Cape Byron State Conservation Area (Silver: Indigenous Tourism).

Congratulations to all these businesses for their outstanding achievements – you’ve done Byron Bay and the Shire proud.

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