Jan Barnham, Byron shire. If you love Byron Shire and call it home, make a submission opposing the West Byron mega developments.
Keith Duncan, Pimlico. What a strange letter from the Nationals' Ben Franklin MLC, for taking a swipe at Keith Williams and Ballina Country Labor for daring to remind the voters of the Ballina electorate just how ineffectual the Nationals have been on the North Coast since the early 1970s
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. As pointed out by previous correspondents, the proposal to rip up billions of dollars worth of the Casino to Murwilumbah train line and replace it with an expensive $13 million, over-engineered rail trail from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek has no social licence.
Neil Matterson, Byron Bay The gist of your story on surfing Hall of Fame Pauline Menczer, (Echo, March 14) has been told many times over the years under the generic heading of ‘local girl done good’. What made this story... Read More →
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I am disgusted by the buck-passing of the Liberal Planning Minister and local National Party member over their government’s decision to impose 1,000 houses in a Western Sydney style development on western Byron Bay, and their pretence... Read More →
Brian Dale, Mullumbimby In response to Ben Franklin’s letter, I feel the Nationals have only just now discovered the Ballina electorate. I moved to Mullumbimby from Victoria in 1998. In Victoria the Nationals really cared about their electorate. However, I... Read More →
Liz Levy, Suffolk Park. Byron Shire Council is advertising its proposal to amend the LEP to allow additional temporary commercial uses on the rail corridor etc AND to increase ‘temporary’ from 14 days to 52 in 12 months. A huge... Read More →
Marianne Melnikas, Banora Point The rail trail will indeed bring in tourists who do nothing but chase down and travel along all the rails trails across this Country. Back on May 16th 2004 the last train ran, the service was... Read More →
Diane Hart, Mullumbimby Red Energy have recently been blitzing the Shire with a door knocking sales campaign. All good until you listen to the false and misleading information they are spreading about Enova Energy; namely that they are NOT locally owned... Read More →
Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads Most devastating and disturbing the NSW government on Friday night signed off the requirements with the concurrence of the environment minister following the ruling of the court just hours prior they were invalid, so the Land Clearing Laws... Read More →
Marianne Melnikas, Banora Point. I am writing in reply to a letter published entitled Rail trail has no social licence, published on March 5th 2018. The rail trail will indeed bring in tourists who do nothing but chase down and... Read More →
Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park. The ad titled Harley, Hotties and Hammers (Echo, March 7) was a very odd way for The Echo to celebrate International Women’s Day last week. The image of a faceless woman with a partly unbuttoned fly looked... Read More →
Linda Eisler. One of the complainants. The article NSW Greens’ Conflict Resolution Committee hearing Buckingham complaint disbands 1 contains some errors. It was eight ordinary but active Greens NSW members who lodged the complaint about Jeremy Buckingham in relation to... Read More →
Keith Duncan, Pimlico. An interesting letter from Keith Williams and Ballina Country Labor (Echo, February 28) regarding the ongoing pork barrelling activities by the Nationals Ben Franklin, yes this fellow is like father Christmas, he’s popping down every chimney in... Read More →
Pam Bailey, Brunswick Heads. I would like to commend Matt and Kim, the men working on the footbridge over the Brunswick River, for the fine job they have done. We now have a bridge that is wooden, safe, pleasing to... Read More →
Simon Alderton, Byron Bay. It surprises me how environmentally conscious Byron Bay is awash with disposable coffee cups. People don’t seem to be in a great hurry in other aspects of Byron life (especially driving the roads) so why the... Read More →
Judith Addison, Byron Bay A swamp wallaby was chased from the beach into the ocean by a cattle dog on Belongil beach last Wednesday. The wallaby was so scared, it swam out further and further. Local residents Andre and John took... Read More →
Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby When a mining project is economically (and environmentally) doubtful, then a political party or faction’s support is a deafening alarm bell. The only ethic of a corporate robot is maximum profit. The ‘family friendly’ Woolies... Read More →
Jeremy Cornford, Kingscliff. Kingscliff triathlon organiser Mike Crawley claims protests against the lockout of residents from their own village is 'politics'. No Mike, it’s just a needless pain and an example of flawed governance, no more political than if I trip on a traffic barrier and bruise a toe.
Dian Flint, NRRAG. In NSW our government is not providing suitable sustainable transport to the Northern Rivers even though there is existing infrastructure in the Casino to Murwillumbah branch line.
Ben Franklin MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy and Northern NSW. Keith Williams needs to be informed of a few facts (Byron Shire Echo, 28/2) :
Linda Hibbard, Brunswick Heads. Donning the gloves, armed with rubbish bags and smothered in insect repellent a group of 15 people participated in the annual Clean Up Australia Day in Bruns, some on land around the boat harbour precinct and others aboard ‘Reflections’, the river cruise boat operating on the Brunswick River.
Beth Shelley, Booerie Creek. I had the wonderful experience of seeing an honest, caring and determined politician at work last week. At the Tweed Shire Council meeting, the issue of accepting the funding for the rail trail on our railway line came up and the Greens mayor, Katie Milne, shone out in her determination to speak up for the needs of ordinary people and our children’s future.
Paul McCarthy, Byron Bay. Byron Bay was told that all money put into the parking meters would be spent in Byron Bay maintaining and improving the infrastructure of the town which is visited by over 2twomillion tourists every year. A large stress on existing amenities.
Pam Bailey, Terrace Reserve Holiday Park, Brunswick Heads. I would like to commend Matt and Kim, the men working on the footbridge over the Brunswick River, for the fine job they have done.