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From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

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Brisbane Airport green zone breach update

A story The Echo posted this morning about the breach at Brisbane International Airport has been updated as the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, has declared the international terminal a venue of concern.

Byron Council to introduce car-free Sundays in the centre of town

Byron Council has taken a further step toward getting cars out of, and pedestrians into, the centre of Byron, by voting to introduce car-free Sundays.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Native Title declared on Evans Head after 25-year fight

Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Jeff Harrison, Byron Bay

Sunrise Estate residents concerned about increasing development infill and resultant street parking issues, should approve of Byron Shire Council’s proposed amendments to ‘Character Narratives DCP 2014 Locality Chapters’.

The amendments recognise Sunrise’s ‘leafy streetscapes with wide grassy nature strips… contributing to the streetscape and habitats for koalas and other native fauna’. Also: ‘It is important that future infill development complements the low scale character…’

The amendments re-categorise Sunrise from a ‘Transitional’ to ‘Subtle’ area. The difference seems important. Transitional areas are earmarked for change, with medium density development. But ‘Subtle’ areas should expect development ‘complementing the existing form – likely to be incremental with many of the existing elements remaining’.

Those preferring the latter Sunrise development submit your approval of the amendments via the BSC website before 24 July.


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