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CSG in Narrabri – last chance to make a submission

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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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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.

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Rise and shine!

Early morning starts are not a usual routine for chefs at the Ballina RSL Club. March was an exception when Chef Halie Welsh rallied some staff and friends together to take part in Ian Thorpe’s Laps For Life charity. A team of ten hit the Ballina Pool at 7am every day during March to raise funds For ReachOut’s Laps For Life challenge. 

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...

Koala Wars

James Wright, Byron Bay On reading Dailan’s ‘Koala Wars’ I felt compelled introduce the readers to interesting debate about the health and...

A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for...

Brigid Beckett, Wyrallah

I wish to alert readers to the proposed gas project by Santos at Narrabri.

This is possibly going under the radar during this time of COVID-19. However, it is a vitally important issue in determining Australia’s response to climate change. Also at issue is the high risk to the water of the Great Artesian Basin.

There are a lot of myths and misinformation being put about.

One is that gas is better for reduction of greenhouse gases than coal. In fact it is as bad, or worse, than coal in this regard. The fugitive emissions produced (by the wells) if planned gas projects go ahead will make Australia’s Paris targets impossible.

Another myth is that more gas will decrease domestic gas prices. Despite a tripling of gas production since 2015, gas prices have not decreased, it is not Santos’ intention to decrease prices. Australia is now the biggest gas exporter in the world. This does not help domestic supply.

If you are concerned about this, the last chance to make a submission to the Independent Planning Commission is now 10 August. We can still make a difference.

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