16 C
Byron Shire
September 21, 2021

Lockdown cells

Latest News

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Other News

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

White poles

In amongst the various existential threats that we are confronted with today, we now have the white poles debacle...

NRPP transparency questioned over controversial Evans Head Iron Gates development

Concerns have been raised over the transparency of the process of the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP), by which it reached a decision, in relation to the Iron Gates development in Evans Head, to ‘accept the amendment of the application under Clause 55 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000’.

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

Michael Lyon, I understand you took the initiative to collaborate with neighbouring mayors in the Northern Rivers to address the issue of lockdowns in our region.

I’m sure you agree that this model of collaboration and direct action would be the most effective strategy to address the impending 5G small cell roll out across the Northern Rivers? Essential Energy and councils combined have tens of thousands of electricity poles in northern NSW, which will be used in the TelBU initiative, ‘a dedicated team approving installations of small cells (5G), CCTV, communication equipment and monitoring services on Essential Energy power assets’.

The US Court of Appeals, in August 2021, ruled that the telco industry safety guidelines no longer indicate that wireless ‘smart’ infrastructure and devices are safe.

Do you think any of your mayoral comrades have the resolve to say ‘No’ to thousands of small cells littering our beautiful environment and communities? We must pause before entering another rollout of wireless infrastructure, and call for a moratorium, until new guidelines are developed that protect the public.

Are you willing to lead the way?

Tashi Lhamo, Mullumbimby


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

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

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.