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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Gyan Moyes, Tyagarah

I was interested to read in The Echo (7 October) about the Council staff approach to Infrastructure Australia for funding to upgrade Ewingsdale Road. I was particularly interested in Cr Basil Cameron’s and State Member Tamara Smith’s comments and opinions on preference for Park and Ride schemes, and on their being left out of the planning discussions.

Firstly, I feel, on Park and Ride that Council lost credibility on such a scheme when they failed to interact positively with Elements Resort when the train service from Sunrise to Byron was established. This was a perfect opportunity to trial Park and Ride without too much expense to ratepayers, but Council could not even manifest an appropriate parking area for those wishing to use the service, or provide signs indicating where and how to use Park and Ride, or manage a workable arrangement with Elements Resort.

Secondly, though I understand that it is reasonable to expect that they would be informed about the plan, Tamara Smith’s and, particularly, Basil Cameron’s comments clearly bagging the road upgrade seems to answer the question of why they weren’t asked.

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