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Byron Shire
May 22, 2024

Resilience & diversity

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NSW Gov’t promises to fast-track super battery storage

State government investment in major battery projects across NSW is to be increased and fast-tracked, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said on Wednesday.

Other News

Will Tweed Council support a community climate change forum?

A motion to support the creation of a Community Leaders Forum that would look at identifying projects and actions that the community can take in response to climate change.

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

New Murwillumbah pump station build underway

There is no denying that Murwillumbah floods and locals are hoping that the construction of a new stormwater pump...

Big tech, porn, violence and young blokes

I know it’s time we talked. The trouble is, I don’t know exactly what to say. But let’s try this...

2022 flood data

The fact that the ‘2022 flood data will not be incorporated’ is appalling, incompetent! As a professional engineer  (PE) who...

Northern Rivers will host the 2025 and 2027 NSW Bowls Championships

Ballina is set to host the 2025 and 2027 State Bowls Championships that will see over 900 competitors vying...

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby

Magnificent Mandy’s passionate denunciation of real estate profiteering at the expense of a diverse community, and feeding on the magic pudding of perpetual growth, had me humming a medley of ‘Allons enfants… and Kumbaya’. But the blue-sky-dreaming solutions – ‘We need fixed rents. Fixed values.’ – had me asking, ‘how?’

Of the 40 pages of The Echo (3 February), we had eleven pages devoted to real estate. Some of the juicier properties feature half-page ads. And that’s part of the ‘magic happens’ of this place. You can bite the hand and enjoy a slice of magic pudding all at the same time!


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NSW gov’t opens Tweed Valley Hospital

The NSW government is to officially open the $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital today after the transferral of patients to the new facility last week.

Fed gov’t doubles funds for local road repairs

Local governments across the state are to share in $1.2 billion worth of commonwealth funding for local roads over the next five years.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.

Trains on roads

Soon we will have electric self-driving cars. The number of cars around the world could drop to ten per cent because most people won’t...