15.5 C
Byron Shire
June 19, 2021

Eased parking restrictions in recognition of health care professionals

Latest News

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Other News

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Elders call out pro-Dunoon Dam campaign sign as racist

Widjabul Wia-bal elders have called out a sign depicting sail boats and titled 'Widjabal Sailing Club’ that has appeared in Dunoon village recently as part of the pro-Dunoon Dam campaign as racist.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Much to the relief of workers and visitors to Lismore Base Hospital free parking in the area has been temporarily reinstated.

Free parking in the Hospital precinct on Hunter and Dalziel streets has been re-introduced and parking restrictions waived in Weaver Street, Laurel Avenue and Mckenzie Street only to enable all-day parking.

Mayor Vanessa Ekins said Councillors this week voted to ease parking restrictions again in recognition of the critical and selfless role our local health care professionals in caring for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘We first eased parking restrictions in April 2020 due to COVID-19 and at this week’s meeting we decided to ease them again until October 2021 to allow the new council, which will be elected in September, to develop a parking strategy around the hospital.

‘All of our health care workers are doing their upmost to ensure our community gets the best care and service possible. In turn, we must remember to treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.