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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

What’s on the Byron Council agenda for May 16?

Items before Council’s meeting on May 16 include a push by two Greens councillors to make Byron Shire beaches accessible to people with disabilities.

Northern rivers surfers help Australia win the World Junior Surfing Championships

Fingal Head surfer Dane Henry has won an individual gold to help Australia claim its eighth World Junior Surfing...

Reading flash mob? Kyogle leads the way

Saturday saw what may have been a world first with a reading flash mob hitting the streets of Kyogle as they prepare for the Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival.

Beware the Trojan Pig

The article in last’s week’s Echo (‘Piggery plans on exhibition’), could not have been more lacking in balance had...

Saffin welcomes Neighbourhood Centre Week

NSW Labor Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has welcomed today’s start to Neighbourhood Centre Week across the country.

The iconic Pat Morton Lookout at Lennox Head was almost paved in a large block of concrete last week but for a last-minute intervention from Greens Ballina Shire councillor Jeff Johnson.

Cr Johnson told Echonetdaily he was at the lookout on Thursday when he noticed a huge area in front of the carpark fenced off.

He said council staff told him that the 150-square-metre area was going to be covered in concrete the next day, so he contacted the GM and fellow councillors asking for their support to stop it

‘It would have ruined the area. Who wants up to five metres of concrete glaring back at them when they’re enjoying the magnificent view’, said Cr Johnson.

‘The loss of amenity, plus the extra glare and heat that the concrete would have generated, would have been totally unacceptable. We need to protect our iconic spots and ensure that any upgrades to the path or carpark do not have a negative impact.’

 


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Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

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What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

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Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

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Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.