Democracy · Ecological Sustainability · Social & Economic Justice · Peace & Non-violence
Byron Greens meetings for members:
Byron Greens members meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except January) starting 6pm Sharp
at TEMPLE BYRON, 46 Melaleuca Road Byron Bay OR via Zoom.
Please check which by contacting us (see below)
Meetings start promptly at 6pm . We meet informally from 5:30pm on the verandah for byo snacks and drinks. If we meet in the hall you are requested to remove your shoes.
We acknowledge that the Bundjalung were, are and always will be custodians of the land in Byron Shire.
About Byron Greens
Around the North Coast there are many vibrant environment groups, human rights groups and social justice groups. The Greens, as the third force in Australian politics, embrace and support progressive forces within society.
Byron Greens has a strong presence in the NSW Greens scene. We have a lot of input into Greens policies and healthy representation on state working groups and committees. Our members are also active within the Australian Greens. Wherever members’ interests lie, whether at local, state or federal level, or indeed at an international level, we have the means to give them a meaningful involvement in the political process.
Tamara Smith MP, State member for Ballina and Byron Shire Greens Mayor Simon Richardson (resigning end of April 2021) and Councillors, are all working hard to build better communities.
Bryon Greens has 5 candidates contesting the 2021 Shire elections in September. L-R Kate Coxall, Ian Cohen, Duncan Dey (for mayor), Matt O’Reilly and Sarah Ndiaye for Councillor positions.
The team includes a balance of political experience and new energy including 11 years on council and a two-term State MP. A commitment to Green principles is the core with respect for First Nations peoples, ecological protection, social and economic justice, community engagement and open and transparent processes. The candidates have broad expertise and decades of activism on a wide range of local issues.
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MP for Ballina
Tamara Smith MP for Ballina. She is the first Greens member of the Legislative Assembly in the Northern Rivers and took the seat from the Nationals in 2015. Tamara was re-elected in 2019 for a second term. Her electoral office is 1/7 Moon St.,Ballina. Ph:02 66867522 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greens team on Byron Shire Council, R-L:
Sarah Ndiaye, Jeannette Martin & Mayor Simon Richardson
Simon and his family reside in Federal. His goal is to support the youth of the Shire to have a voice and a place within the overall vision of the Shire. With many challenges ahead, he is determined to provide leadership to ensure our Shire truly embraces sustainable living, working and social practices, while embracing the diverse and unique cultural flavour of the area.
Sarah Ndiaye is a long time resident of the Byron Shire and currently works as a High School English and Drama teacher. A graduate of Southern Cross University and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sarah has worked in local media at both ABC North Coast, Bay FM and been involved in local festivals and the creative industries. Sarah is passionate about environmental and social justice issues.
Jeannette Martin is a community development worker, member of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and the founder of Mullumbimby Community Gardens. Currently she is engaged in the new Mullum Master Plan and the future of the Mullum hospital site. She is passionate about ensuring improved collaboration between community groups, individuals and Byron Shire Council. Jeannette was elected to council in 2016.