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May 14, 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

Other News

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

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’.

Peter Woods, Corndale

What an absolute joke – Lismore City Council sponsoring a sustainable-living event! My neighbour has recently built two additional liveable dwellings on his property, which has only one entitlement. He got no council approval and when they found out all they did was fine him. No order to demolish.

He also put in a septic system less than 30 metres from a creek that regularly floods and council gave him their blessing even though it breached relevant legislation. The septic is still there and we are downstream. I and my neighbours and our stock use the creek for drinking and leisure but now cannot do so with peace of mind.

Lismore City Council just ignores our pleas to address and rectify this. So we live with the legacy. Our sustainable living is being taken by the greedy and a slack and weak council who won’t even enforce their own regulations. This council has no idea about a sustainable future.

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