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November 30, 2022

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Interim Lismore GM John Walker withdraws application for GM

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg has announced today that the current General Manager (GM) of Lismore City Council has withdrawn...

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From Margaret River to Byron to save veterans

William ‘Will’ Burnett served in the RAAF for ten years in logistics and ended his career as a well-established physical training Instructor. After his discharge, on his return from the Middle East, his mental health declined and he struggled through the clinical health system.

Ballina council staff call for waste reduction project funding

Ballina Shire Council staff have drafted a new policy allowing for the funding of new projects tackling waste reduction in the shire.

The need to elaborate

While we certainly share the concerns of Christopher Wright (Echo 9 Nov, 2022), as long time anti-war, peace activists,...

Low density residential

At the Council meeting on 13/10/2022, Council decided to approve a DA in a low-density residential, ‘environmentally sensitive’ zoned...

Car drives into side of Byron homelessness cottage

A key homelessness service in Byron Bay is undergoing significant repairs after a car drove into part of the facility last week.

Can you foster a dog?

Dozens of local rescue dogs are ending up at the pound, and some are having to be euthanised, owing to a critical shortage of people willing to adopt or foster them.

Can there possibly be any straightforward solution to this debacle? Does anybody know why there is no straight talk? I attended a meeting with Resilience NSW and was told that there would be no private land leases, that Resilience NSW only obtained council-owned land or Crown land for the purpose of building temporary pods.

This is why the small community of Bayside Brunswick Heads had to lose our small open space park as it was needed for placement of more pods. Two weeks on we received a letter from Resilience NSW to say that the controversial affordable housing SEPP boarding house land owned by The Kollective, or what other names they use, is to be now leased by Resilience NSW, fair enough. Maybe until, oh, the two hard surface driveways and car parks are being installed by our very caring NSW government along with installation of water, sewage, and power. Really!

Now, an odd thing re: our so-called affordable housing SEPP is being called out by Tamara Smith and some of our councillors as being unaffordable. The replacement of social housing is not working under the so-called affordable housing boarding house SEPP as affordable! Oh dear, who would have thought it!?

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads


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Pod homes for Lismore ready for residents

The Southern Cross University temporary housing site is now officially operational and serving as a home for flood affected Lismore locals.

Nimbin boil water alert lifted – remains for rural water supply

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The politics of climate are a changin’ 

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