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November 27, 2021

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COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

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Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

If you were wondering what is happening at Kingscliff Public School, construction is well underway on an upgrade.

Nathan Jones says he wants to see Tweed Council ‘working together’ for positive outcomes

Nathan Jones is one of two ungrouped candidates in the 4 December Tweed Council elections. Nathan says he has many years of experience in accounting and teaching and has based his campaign on reducing government with his headline campaign being ‘No State Governments means no border wall’.

Leigh Thomas says political affiliations not relevant to Council decision making

Leigh Thomas is the lead candidate for Group M running in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Thomas...

The nitty-gritty with the Lismore Mayoral candidates

Last month The Echo asked the Lismore Mayoral candidates 20 questions* about their thoughts, ideas and pizza, and as...

Cr Reece Byrnes leads the Labor ticket for Tweed Council elections

Reece Byrnes is heading up the Labor ticket for the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Byrnes has been...

Chris Cherry – what she’s achieved on Tweed Council and visions for the future

Chris Cherry (Independent) is the current Mayor of Tweed Shire Council and has answered the following questions on behalf...

Prisca Du Ressac, Coorabell

Council saying ‘the project has been approved following a rigorous environmental assessment process’ is a a joke. Biobanking is not a rigorous environmental assessment process. Biobanking is a market-based offset scheme that allows developers to buy ‘biodiversity credits’ to counterbalance the loss of biodiversity resulting from their development.

The beautiful stretch of land in question is more than ‘just weeds’. The dire consequences for our entire wetland by losing this precious buffer will have everybody crying. Our humanity really needs to look at its priorities.

The Byron council committed to a Climate Emergency Declaration on October 18, 2018, that states ‘urgent action is required by all levels of government, including by local councils’. Compromising the wetland goes against this declaration.

We need to prioritise nature everywhere. There are enough urban landscapes; those of our community who seem to think they can thrive in them should go back there; plenty of bypasses elsewhere.


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Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

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Community carers and responders program launched

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Leigh Thomas says political affiliations not relevant to Council decision making

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