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April 24, 2021

Thank you to the Greens on Byron Council

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

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.

Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding...

Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Stuart Baird, Suffolk Park

I’ve been saddened by the repeated Greens council bashing by The Echo recently. but then after reading Ian Cohen’s opinion piece I realised The Echo is mounting a political campaign to unseat the current progressive Greens. They have allowed some improvements by development and replaced the ‘Do Nothing’ Greens who presided over the decline of the Shire.

Thank them for the state of the roads, a bankrupt council fighting un-winnable court cases, and unable to maintain our services.

The council-approved bypass is something that will probably improve the life of residents wanting to travel across town: the locals who live and work here, not the tourists. By bypassing the shopping precinct and getting traffic out of this popular area it will improve amenity for everyone.

The Echo and the former do-nothing Greens (on whose watch the Byron at Byron on wetlands was approved) oppose this bypass because a strip of green land through the town will be developed.

Don’t fall for the propaganda from The Echo; Byron life is improving for the majority by this realistic Greens council working hard to improve things but still opposing and winning against unreasonable developments like West Byron.

Thank you, councillors.


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