Susana Gardavsky, Mullumbimby. Byron Shire Council is asking ratepayers to 'please agree to paying higher rates than is approved by state government or else council will go broke’.
Dr Lyn Walker, Lennox Head. Your piece on Sunday’s protest at Lake Road, Lennox Head, is a very one sided article. Three long-standing community groups – Ballina Environment Society, Lennox Head Land Care and Lennox Head Residents Association – support what... Read More →
Stephen Nuske, South Golden Beach On Saturday I attended a meeting at South Golden Beach “community” hall regarding North Byron Parklands’ application for permanency. My brother-in-law came with me. We have both recently purchased homes at South Golden Beach. I am also... Read More →
Turiya Bruce, Ocean Shores. I am a local resident living in suburbia. There are noise restrictions for residents living in suburban areas. Why then does a tree lopping business then get permission to operate when their machines register way beyond... Read More →
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. Dear Councilor Allsop, We were so impressed after your inaugural speech to the people of the Tweed stating your commitment to the environment and eco-tourism. It is very difficult to understand how quickly you have changed when... Read More →
Byron Shire Cr Sarah Ndiaye On Thursday we voted on a rate rise of 7.5 per cent inclusive of the rate peg. This was lower than the lowest of the proposed rate rises and by no means an easy decision to make.... Read More →
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. Tweed Shire councillor Warren Polglase recently stated in a near full page newspaper article that ‘The first impression of the Tweed Shire looks daggy. Visitors will just drive on, they won’t want to come near it because... Read More →
Murray Drechsler, Mullumbimby. Do you have a desire to save the world? To protect our environment, our mother earth, the very earth that all our lives depend on We are born of this earth When we die we go back... Read More →
Alistair Bell, Byron Bay. Beth Shelley recently points out that motorists subsidise the trucking industry. She’s right, but she underestimates the extent of the swindle.
Sarah Smith, Mullumbimby. I call on Echonetdaily readers to stop 'cutting and pasting' their important thoughts to the alternate local, free, paper and simply re-word their thoughts, thereby possibly inserting other salient points into their (roughly) 200-word limit.
Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Well, Mungo, Peter Dutton must be doing a fantastic job to receive your description as a swamp dweller and a protected species. Perhaps swamp drainer would have been a more apt description, given the mess that he... Read More →
Tom Tabart, Bangalow In quoting selected extracts of the Local Government Act (‘Councillor weighs in over spat’, Echo, January 25), Paul Spooner has only identified the division of labour between the mayor and GM. Had he consulted sections 222 and 223... Read More →
Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. In today’s world of concrete, bitumen and glass we seem to have lost our connection with the natural world. Many people live in a man-made bubble devoid of biodiversity. The less we connect with the natural world... Read More →
Jens Krause, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council wants shiny back roads, shiny new cars and shiny new rate bills for residents. At Thursday’s council meeting a lot is at stake. Council decides about a Special Rate Variation. With the wrong... Read More →
Sue Harrison, Ocean Shores. On Sunday night just past I had to call 000. The ambos were incredible, fast, helped my pain and got me to Byron hospital emergency quickly and safely.
Christine McNeil, Mullumbimby, Mullumbimby is to get eight units jammed onto a single block in the heritage precinct of Stuart Street, thanks to some smart footwork on the part of the developers and of our green mayor Simon.
Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby. In response to George Greenough’s question ‘what is being done to protect the dolphins from great white sharks?’ (Letters, January 11), I would say, nothing, as dolphins are doing a pretty good job of protecting themselves and evolving... Read More →
Fast Buck$, Coorabell. I was intrigued to read the (Byron) mayor’s extensive and self-indulgent putdowns of Cr Tabart. Simon says that Cr Tabart never presented any evidence to back up his criticisms. However, there are none so blind as those who... Read More →
Beth Shelley, Booerie Creek. Councils in the northern rivers find it increasingly difficult to pay for road maintenance because everything is carried by road. All passengers and freight in trucks and buses tear up the roads but don’t pay for the... Read More →
Robert Easton, Billinudgel. The shirtless hunks of Woollies are one of the glories of Byron Bay. I always take guests there for a perve. This isn’t Teheran. Men of Byron, you are a symbol of our freedom. Shirts off please!
Gavin Greenoak, Byron Bay. Fake news, I wish this were not: ‘From 2 March 2017 it will be illegal to “doof”, and heavy penalties will be instantly levied upon those who continue to do it.’ I think we’ve all just... Read More →
Rod Murray, Ocean Shores It would appear that Mayor Richardson has failed to receive recent issues of The Echo containing many suggestions for raising revenue from the influx of tourists and party goers, as he claims to be uninformed (or can't think for himself) regarding other possible options to an impending extortionate rate rise.
Richard Flantz, Wilsons Creek Under the headline “In Defence of Israel” (Echo, January 18, 2017) Vic Alhadeff and Michael Burd barefacedly repeated Zionist lies about Israel’s foundation and its occupation of Palestine.
Cr. Paul Spooner, Byron Bay, While it's kind of amusing to see a Greens ex-councillor have a public stoush with a current Greens mayor it also points to a problem with the Greens party - they often can't see the forest for the trees.
Tom Tabart, Bangalow. Oh dear, Tom (the terrible) has once more upset Simon (the likeable) and I really wasn't really trying to. My fault for not making clear what was for publication.