12.1 C
Byron Shire
May 18, 2024

Stop flushing money away

Latest News

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. 

Other News

Bev knows how to make a boob of herself

Some women make you feel good about yourself right to your marrow. Bev Killick is one of those women. She’s not a cutesy storyteller, she’s our Phyllis Diller, a graduate of the bold and brassy school of stand-up, delivering a non-stop energetic set every time. As soon as she blasts her way on stage, you know you’re in for a treat.

Local housing prices down over 20 per cent

The region has seen falling house prices, new data from CoreLogic suggests.

First baby born at new Tweed Valley Hospital

The new Tweed Valley Hospital opened on May 14 at Kingscliff and it saw its first baby born that day at 8.53pm.

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...

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.

Cartoon of the week – 15 May, 2024

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Did you know that replacing a typical single-flush toilet with an efficient dual-flush unit alternative can save the average three-person household about 40,000 litres of water per year, bringing an annual saving of $82?

Now Tweed Shire Council is giving local residents encouragement to upgrade any remaining single-flush or older-style dual-flush toilets in their home by offering a $200 subsidy.

Single-flush toilets typically use about 12 litres per flush, compared to three litres per half flush and 4.5 litres per full flush for a new 4-star WELS-rated dual flush suite.

The council’s demand management program leader, Elizabeth Seidl, says there are a few criteria to qualify for the rebate, including the type of toilet installed, where it is purchased and who installs the suite.

They can be purchased from any plumber or plumbing/hardware retailer, as long as they are new and four-star WELS-rated, and the plumber or retailer has provided a receipt or account/invoice for the purchase.

‘A number of local retailers are offering the rebate at point of sale,’ she said.

‘Others will require payment up front, then the purchaser can lodge an application with Council for the rebate.

‘We have backdated the rebate offer to 1 July, so people who have purchased and installed an eligible toilet since then can submit an application to receive the assistance.’

Tweed Shire Council has also extended the existing Residential Water Saving Rebate for water-saving showers, aerators, spouts, mixers and flow controllers until 30 June 2013.

For more information about rebate conditions, participating retailers and how to apply for the rebate, visit Council’s website www.tweed.nsw.gov.au or call 02 6670 2400.

Previous articleConcert for Recheal
Next articleFloating on a vision

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

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

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

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. 

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.