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August 20, 2022

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A matter of the commons

Michael Balson (Letters 3 August) writing about the Commons, has tried to place his interpretation on matters of...

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Fairy of the week – 17 August, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Planning Dept investigates Splendour festival site

The company which owns and manages North Byron Parklands is being investigated by the NSW Department of Planning over traffic safety breaches that occurred during last month’s Splendour in the Grass festival.

A chance for young poets to shine

Youth poets across the region are being invited to take part in the John West Youth Poetry Cup in Byron Bay on August 27.

Byron Writers Festival: A life of crime

One of the highlight panels at the festival this year will bring together best-selling authors Trent Dalton and Steve Toltz with actor Bryan Brown and acclaimed author and podcast creator Matthew Condon to discuss how they bring the lives of criminals to life in their writing.

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.

‘Developer fees and charges cut’ 6 July cites industry representatives informing Council it ‘entirely unviable to invest in Byron (and Suffolk)’. Doesn’t appear that way with houses being demolished for units or double storey houses, and proposed larger devolpments for more units and shops. Building is booming in Byron.

Yvonne Jessup, Byron Bay


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Let there be energy-efficient LED light

The shorter days and winter nights make after-work sport difficult for those wanting to keep fit, so the addition of LED lighting to local sports clubs allowing playing hours to be extended into the night is very welcome.

Community Sleepout to raise funds for Vinnies tonight

The 2022 NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout is this week with participants across the state braving the cold to raise vital funds and awareness in support of local services provided by the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Toddlers take note: Ross Park is ready for play! 

A much anticipated recreational area of Lennox Head has finally reopened after months of being a no-go zone for the toddlers of the town. The new-look Ross Park in the centre of the village is officially open and ready for play! 

Bundjalung stories on Country

As first peoples we have an inherited birthright and a deep responsibility to try, as much as possible, to tread lightly on Country and read Country.