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Modular homes for flood victims head to Bruns

Two vacant blocks in the Bayside housing estate in Brunswick Heads, and land that once contained that town’s sewage treatment plant, have been chosen to host temporary ‘modular houses’ for those left homeless by the recent floods.

About that insert last week…

Regarding the eight page pamphlet inserted into last week’s newspaper by advertiser Tom Barnett; it was not produced by The Echo.

An ‘awkward’ spotlight on Lismore Council over airport fees

The Lismore Council Mayor, General Manager and a councillor found themselves in an 'awkward' spotlight last night when the Matters Arising turned to the subject of the Airport Annualised Landing Fees.

Health report warns of inadequate services

The NSW health system is ‘failing residents of rural, regional and remote areas,’ a State government inquiry has found.

Fighting food waste

Did you know that wasting food is a greater contributor (6 per cent) to total greenhouse gas emissions than...

Multi-agency search continues for missing man

NSW Police say a search is continuing this morning for a man who went missing in a creek overnight.

State member for Ballina and local government minister Don Page has released a discussion paper on whether individuals should be allowed to hold dual roles in local government and at a state level.

Currently approximately 20 MPs around the state do this, including Byron mayor Jan Barham.

Cr Barham has said she will not seek re-election to council after the end of this term.

In the meantime, she will need to seek the co-operation of her fellow councillors to allow her to attend meetings, by voting to reschedule them so that they don’t clash with her Macquarie St commitments.

The council has thus far refused to do so.

Ms Barham has told local media that holding down both roles is a lot of work but that as the popularly elected mayor she feels a sense of responsibility to see out her term.


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