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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

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Grand opening in Casino on Saturday

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What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

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Has the state government responded effectively to the 2022 flood and other disasters? 

The NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSW RA) is under examination to look at how it has managed the response to the 2022 floods and other disasters.

Pacific Highway General Manager Bob Higgins says an investigation will be conducted into why a b-double truck rolled on a roundabout near the freeway entrance at Teven Road within 24 hours of the new Ballina bypass opening.

Mr Higgins told ABC this morning that ‘at this stage it seems everything was done correctly,’ and that the stretch of road should be safe if vehicles are driven at the correct speed.

The driver of the truck was taken to Ballina Hospital with minor injuries.

The accident was the second in a week in the area, with a petrol tanker rolling at another roundabout 50 metres away on last Monday.

Echonetdaily understands that Roads and Maritime Services undertook full testing of the road, with fully loaded b-doubles negotiating the approach to the bypass prior to it opening.


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What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

WATER Northern Rivers says Rous County Council is wrong

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance says despite decades of objection, Rous County Council have just commissioned yet another heritage and biodiversity study in the Rocky Creek valley, between Dunoon and The Channon, in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.