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April 23, 2021

Legacy lost

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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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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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.

Byron Council formally opposes ‘Byron Baes’ TV show

Paul Bibby Byron Council will write to streaming giant Netflix stating its disapproval and opposition to the filming of controversial...

Decisive handling

Keith Duncan, Pimlico It’s great to see popular Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews rehabilitating well and on-track to return to work. His...

Yamba restaurants

I’m often asked about Yamba, one of our favourite holiday spots over the last 20 years. With a great range of beaches, walks, tennis courts, skate parks and accommodation etc it’s been great for the kids growing up, and they still love it. Plus, it’s now only 90 minutes’ drive from Mullumbimby.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

Tom Tabart, Co-founder Byron Greens

I see that well-meaning people with little understanding of the history of Greens council involvement are calling for peace in our time.

There is also some criticism of The Echo that it is supposedly unfairly attacking the mayor and his paler-shade-of-green disciples.

There does not seem to be much support for them from the 200-odd Greens party members who do not attend meetings that are run as a rubber stamp for the mayor’s ‘vision’.

Founding (1993) members of the Byron Greens, including those who served on Council and in parliament, have been completely sidelined by the current councillors, who prefer self-serving staff reassurance to experienced advice.

Over the years The Echo has provided the support that has been critical for green and other progressive councillors to limit the impact of rampant development which we now see being advantaged.

It is one thing to lose an election or have one stolen by defection; it is much worse to see those in whom you have put your trust betray your legacy.

All power to The Echo for their efforts to hold the line.


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