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April 22, 2021

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

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Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.

Common courtesy

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Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

Roger Seccombe, Bangalow

If the facts in The Echo article (June 19) on the Employment Land Strategy (ELS) are correct either Byron Shire Council staff should ‘show cause’ and public submissions should be extended – ie Council’s consideration deferred – or the minister should sack the council and appoint an administrator.

For the Saddle Road land to be included after public submissions closed is totally unacceptable.

For some time now, Byron Shire Council has been ‘the’ classic example of democracy in Australia. This project smacks of ‘insular bureaucracy’. In Byron Shire this is horrific and very concerning.


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Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

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5MW solar farm funding under question

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