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MP Saffin clarifies claims around flood recovery

The office of Lismore Labor MP, Janelle Saffin, has made the claim that ‘No government, state or federal, has cut the funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs’ for 2022 flood recovery – see letters page 11.

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Goonellabah Skate Park overhaul to start next week

New ‘skate elements’ to be introduced have reportedly been designed by skatepark specialists Trinity Skateparks, with input from ‘local enthusiasts’.

Cartoon of the week – 22 May, 2024

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

New community meeting room in Lismore

A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

Kinship Festival returns Saturday 25 May to Murwillumbah

The Kinship Festival – a free North Coast cultural festival led by First Nations people – will be held in Knox Park, Murwillumbah on Saturday, 25 May.

John Lazarus, convenor, Byron Environment Centre

While Splendour is free to hold whatever working-group meetings it wishes, the consent for their proposed development at Yelgun is not in place. The North Byron Parklands development proposal is currently before the federal government awaiting assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC No.2012/6474).

While NSW premier Barry ‘King Canute’ O’Farrell has used the residue of the abandoned 3A legislation as an axe to cut through NSW’s legal and community standards, we await completion of the federal government’s consideration of this referral under the EPBC Act to know whether there is any legal consent for this proposed development.

 

 


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