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May 13, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Any questions?

‘This is a great chance for foodies to ask me anything they want’, says local chef Darren Robertson, who...

I refer to your article on 22 February, Tapping into Water Savings, where a private van park in West Tweed has been given $5,000 by the Tweed Shire Council to go towards replacing their single-flush toilets with dual-flush models.

Apparently the major eligibility criterion for this largesse with ratepayer funds is the private van park in question is one of the Top 20 water-consuming businesses in the shire!

Can anybody please explain to me why ratepayer dollars have to be handed over to a private business in order that it can pay less for its annual water usage, especially given the fact the council regularly cries poor when it comes to providing basic services?

Greg Williams, Tweed

 

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