23.8 C
Byron Shire
September 23, 2021

Pandemic

Latest News

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

The proposal to reduce the ability of local councils to collect money from developers to support their infrastructure by the NSW State government has been rejected by Tweed Shire Council.

Other News

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety...

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the...

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

Sarah Smith, Byron Shire

Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their employees to attend a non-essential workplace!

Odd, how the media have not been clearly reporting her daily 11am statements.

She’s been asking people in the most affected areas, for ages, to not leave home. Reporters should be ashamed for the shouted, offensive questions they have been hurling at her.

I am no fan of the Australian Liberal Party, particularly oas I am homeless whilst watching investors evict long-term tenants and renovate, to triple their rental income. Maybe they will declare their income to the ATO now? Not likely! I don’t see how even the Liberals can avoid ditching the capital gains tax, for much longer.

The other epidemic in this country is homelessness. Great, how Liz Friend has generated local donations to the NRCF. Two donations were from real estate agencies.

Ten thousand people waitlisted for public housing is shameful. I’ve never gone onto that list, but may have to shortly. Apparently single homeless parents get a chance, but I’d rather my potential ‘spot’ went to a woman fleeing domestic violence, which I am not experiencing right now.

The biggest local issue we face is the two Delta-strain carriers worked in this area on 15 July – in the land of anti-vaxxers.


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

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! following charges for breaching public health orders.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...