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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Follow the Leda

Leda’s claims that an independent inquiry may be necessary into Tweed Shire Council’s planning processes have been rejected by Mayor Barry Longland.

Mr van Rij, Leda’s top honcho, said earlier this week an independent inquiry into the deficiencies exposed by his company may be necessary.

I’m with Reg on this. I think a thorough inquiry into all aspects of planning behind the King’s Forest and Cobaki Lakes, high-density mini-cities, is a good idea. Then we may see not only the deficiencies exposed by his company but the deficiencies of the company itself.

Chris Degenhardt (Tweed Shire resident)

 

Time for Leda-ship

What a pity; what a shame; what a missed opportunity. Leda has shown, by its predatory and aggressive attitude towards our landscape, natural resources and community, that it is unable to understand the beauty and integrity of the Caldera context.

Bob Ell and Reg van Rij seem to prefer confrontation to cooperation in their fundamental attitude towards developing their/our greenfield sites into human settlements appropriate for this unique bio-region in 2011.

The contempt for our inherent/inherited landforms and vegetation and the bullyboy attitude towards our community is weird and delinquent considering the commercial reality that the company must ultimately sell these sterile bits of dirt to the public for large sums of money.

There is a softer, more ecologically sustainable and cooperative way where natural values and ecosystems are honoured and nurtured.

Even if Leda have a virtual monopoly on new greenfield residential development, it should still make economic and ecological sense to tread softly and sympathetically rather than rape, scrape, burn and bulldoze.

Adversarial abuse of the community is just as senseless as making war on the landscape.

Hop E Hopkins

Co-ordinator, Caldera Environment Centre


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Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

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Democracy

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Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.