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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

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Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Liberal Democrats Party candidate Gary Briggs

Gary Biggs lives in the Tweed Shire and owns a small business. He is running as a candidate for the Liberal Democrats Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

Everyone reads The Echo

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.

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Terry Sharples

Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...

It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

SAE Group working with the community

SAE Group are a professional electrical, solar power and lighting company focused on making a difference to the community through emissions reduction. “We have worked on loads of local solar power and energy efficient lighting projects and I like to think we are making a difference, both to our local and global communities” says director Glen Ashton. SAE Group have installed several solar power systems for both public and private schools including Eureka Public School (8kW), Ellangowan Public School (12kW), St Joseph’s Primary School – Quirindi (17kW), St Francis de Sales Primary School – Clifton (17kW) and St James Primary School (40kW). SAE Group have installed thousands of solar power systems in Northern NSW and Southeast QLD equaling over 10MW of power. This is equivalent to over 2,100 average sized homes’ total power needs in Australia.

With a solid electrical background, SAE Group are the trusted choice for your solar power installation and are extremely competitive on price. No solar power job is too big or too small – SAE Group do all residential, commercial and industrial solar power installations including grid-connected, hybrid and off-grid systems.

Call us now on 1300 18 20 50 for your free solar power quote.

www.saegroup.com.au

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Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.