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Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Other News

Lismore Lantern Parade call-out for volunteers

The organisers of the Lismore Lantern Parade (which is happening on Saturday, 19 June) are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces. 

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

High school attack

Dan Reade, Ocean Shores Mandy Nolan’s ‘Soapbox’ claim that schools have remained unchanged for the last 200 years, seems only informed...

The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

Taking it to the cleaners – workers speak 

It’s the type of text message exchange that Byron cleaning business owners like Cristina Arcila are becoming all too familiar with.

Spaghetti Circus performing at Woodford.
Spaghetti Circus performing at Woodford.

Have you ever wanted to be part of an opening ceremony? Well now’s your chance. The Commonwealth Games will be held just up the road on the Gold Coast and you can get involved but you have to apply by midnight September 3.

Local performer, Charles Crawshaw, is enthusiastic about the forthcoming auditions.

‘I’d would love it if Byron Bay sends a bus load up to the Gold Coast for the auditions in September. We have so many talented people here that would be fully self expressed if chosen to open the games next year.’

They are looking for a range of skilled and unskilled performers who can get involved and no experience is needed.

To apply you have to be 16, or 16 by September 3, and ready to commit to rehearsals on the Gold Coast from mid-January 2018. They will start at two per week building up to three-four rehearsals a week just prior to the opening ceremony.

If you want to get involved find out more and apply to audition here.

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  1. October 10, 2019
    Dear Echo,

    Thank you for posting this invitation last year.

    You will be pleased to know I passed the auditions and was one of the ‘Lorikeets (promoting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary) in the opening ceremony on the 4th April 2018. From there I launched the Queens Peace project (QueensPeace.com ) and today I find myself launching the “Sand With A Line” Project which is standing for WORLD PEACE BY TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2020 : PASS IT ON! YOU’RE IT! Charles Crawshaw, #WORLDPEACEBYTUESDAY15SEPTEMBER2020#PASSITON#YOUREIT#WP2020 #OCEANSHORESTV #BADGEMEUP#CHARLESCRAWSHAW #LANDMARKWORLDWIDE#WISDOMCOURSE#RABBITS1963 #KEYBOARDIN#WOW : KeyBoardin.com An Excellent Key to Surfing The World


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