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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.

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Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Taking it to the cleaners – workers speak 

It’s the type of text message exchange that Byron cleaning business owners like Cristina Arcila are becoming all too familiar with.

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

Jan Barham, Broken Head

Broken Head is precious but fragile.

Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now. This time it’s an ecotourism proposal at the Linnaeus Estate, which doubles the human impact. 

The application detail doesn’t match the hype. It’s just not good enough for this significant site. Byron deserves better and Broken Head deserves much better! Decades of activism have protected its values and it’s time again to act to protect against commercialisation.

There’s 100 hectares in the nature reserve; once privately owned, but community advocacy secured its protection. We knew then and we know now, caution must be applied to biodiversity, if we stuff it up, extinction is next.  

I agree with former Mayor, Simon Richardson, when he said in December 2014, ‘Byron is the third most bio-diverse region in Australia, and Broken Head is our jewel in the crown. If ever a precautionary principle should apply it is in Broken Head.’

The Linnaeus site was protected since 1990 by a restrictive zone for education, until 2017 when it was secretly changed to allow tourism. The community didn’t know, so we couldn’t oppose it, but we are now. It has an approved education facility and that’s enough. Please help, act now, do a submission.

You can make a submission at: [email protected] quoting the DA 10.2021.170.1. The deadline is 19 May.


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