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February 2, 2023

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Lismore trail of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

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V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Calls to extend temporary accommodation for flood insured

The one-year limit on temporary accommodation provided by some insurance companies to people whose homes went under in the flood must be extended.

Vinnies

What have they done to our Vinnies here in Mullum? They’ve killed it! It has reopened and it is...

The Voice

I’ve been ruminating and researching on how best to support a ‘Yes’ response on the Voice referendum. I always...

Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

Four boys have been arrested by police investigating alleged aggravated break and enter and trespass offences in Casino on Monday, 30 January.

Lismore trail of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

Council’s bungled installation of a pedestrian crossing in Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby – involving a draconian ‘No Stopping’ sign – has impacted heavily on Mullumbimby Automotive’s operations, threatening their existence where it’s needed: i.e. within walking distance of the majority of Mullum’s businesses and amenities.

Further to my Echo letter of 28 December there are other options worth Council’s consideration that would safeguard both this essential business as well as provide for the safety of aged pedestrians residing north of Tincogan Street:

1) Relocating this ill-sited pedestrian crossing to the eastern side of Stewart Street.

2) Reducing the speed limit in Tincogan Street still further, to 30km/h, between Dalley Street and Station Street, possibly right through to the railway crossing. This low speed would likely impact positively on ‘No Stopping’ distance criteria at the pedestrian crossing.

Robert Zandstra, Myocum


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