23.9 C
Byron Shire
April 15, 2024

Flood warning for Richmond River

Latest News

Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

Other News

Local wins Pan American BJJ Championship

Multiple times world champion and head coach of Jiu Jitsu at The Academy Byron Bay, Thalison Soares, is continuing his 2024 dominance on the world stage with a win at the prestigious Pan American Championship in Orlando, Florida in late March.

Less parking more drainage say New Brighton residents

Bad weather on the weekend only served to highlight an ongoing drainage problem in New Brighton, with residents incredulous at Council’s plan to create dozens of new car parking spaces, yet they can’t, or won’t, fix the drainage problem.

Harvest Food Festival: Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 May

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival in May you’ll have the chance to get up close...

Save Wallum public meeting this Thursday

Activists focussed on Saving Wallum will be holding a public meeting this Thursday at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 6pm.

How should the rules around ‘zombie’ developments be improved?

For the North Coast ‘legacy’ or ‘zombie developments’ have been an ongoing issue with many locals aware of, and part of, community opposition to developments like Iron Gates at Evans Head which the community has been fighting against for more than 30 years. 

The Harvest Food Trail Returns for its 8th Year!

Northern Rivers Food’s iconic Harvest Food Trail returns for its eighth year. This delicious self-drive adventure through the heart of the Northern Rivers is happening over four days.

A minor flood warning has been issued for the Richmond River at Kyogle.

An average of 109 millimetres of rain has fallen over the Richmond catchment during the 18 hours to 3pm today (August 24). However, rain has eased since 3pm this afternoon.

This rain is expected to cause minor flooding at Kyogle this evening.

The river is expected to peak near 12.2 metres around 9pm Wednesday.

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.


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

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.