Basil Cameron, Trains On Our Tracks (TOOT). Okay. I get it. There are some disciples of trail without rails who continue to present blinkered views on their pet project and perhaps it is unlikely that they will ever consider the... Read More →
Michael Balson, Upper Wilson’s Creek. Last Friday I was about to wash the sand off my dog at that fabulous shower in the reserve opposite the Treehouse restaurant in Belongil, when I noticed a hapless council worker had just finished... Read More →
Today was my first attendance to a Byron Council meeting. It was amazing, I witnessed a mayor completely out of his depth and basically not up to the challenges ahead of him.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. Recent letters claiming the Casino to Murwillumbah train line is in such bad condition that trains will never return are wrong on both points.
Matt Andrews, South Golden Beach. Nowhere can I find included in the meaning of easement; best if left untouched for years at a time, suitable for creating a rockery in, great for throwing old fence palings into or perfect place to build your own chicken coop.
Luke Ingram, Mullumbimby Byron shire council you have a lot to answer for, high rates paid by only 15000 people. No tourist tax for the 2 million plus visitors each year. Further increases in rates and the worst bloody roads in the area. In 30 years I have never seen/hit so many pot holes from sunrise to Bruns and mullum. Shameful.
Greens Treasury spokesperson Justin Field The NSW Budget is a missed opportunity to make smart choices on how we invest in people and communities for the future. It fails to answer some of the fundamental questions for all political leaders.
Hon Walt Secord, Shadow Minister for the Arts. It is important to put into context the Deputy Premier and Nationals’ leader John Barilaro’s announcement of a $100 million Regional Cultural Fund for community halls, libraries, museums and art galleries. It is... Read More →
Trish Burt, Convenor, Neighbours Not Strangers. On the subject of tourist/visitor letting, Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner believes ‘we need…to convince the state government to change’. He misses the point completely. It’s local councils who must be mandated to enforce... Read More →
Jo Faith, Newtown. Addressing proposed development at West Byron, it is noted that the DCP peer review has come back and has been reported on by Byron Shire Council staff. An assertion exists that there is no core koala habitat on the site.
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Supporters of Palestine are often asked why don't we agitate for Tibet, the Rohinga or Russian gays instead. The reason is simple, Australia backs apartheid Israel ignoring its appalling human rights record just as it backed Indonesia, despite its invasion of East Timor in 1975 and the subsequent loss of one third of its population.
Peter Olson, Goonengerry. If treason is the crime of betraying your country, then what do we call betraying the entire planet and the human species? On June 3, 2017, The Australian ran a front-page story that suggested that man-made global warming... Read More →
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I am disgusted with Council’s attempt to shift blame for their failure to prepare a Development Control Plan (DCP) for West Byron onto the state government (Echonetdaily 7/6/2017 Planning minister silent over West Byron development control plan).... Read More →
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. It is difficult to try to protect heritage and aesthetic values when up against the profit motive. In Bangalow, as reported by Chris Dobney last week, the owner of 9 Station St, the triple block next to... Read More →
Frank Lynch, Wilsons Creek. A large tree threatens to take out a bridge at Parmenters Road, Wilsons Creek. It jammed against the bridge in the late March flood and in the recent flood more debris has lodged in it and against the bridge.... Read More →
Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby. Andrew Crockett made some good points in last week's Echo regarding the use of a Melbourne based consultancy firm for eliciting community information concerning the future directions of the development of Mullumbimby.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. The report of low vaccination rates in the northern rivers came with the standard, conditioned dismissal of those concerned about the vaccination schedule.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. It is difficult to try to protect other values, e.g. heritage and aesthetic values when up against the profit motive.
Ronald Priestley, Main Arm. MP Justine Elliott complains about no further allocation of police to the north coast (Echonetdaily June 7). Haven’t we got far too many already? Drivers are scared to go out and face the endless road blocks, breath... Read More →
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. What a fantastic day it was for like-minded people to share World Environment Day at Knox Park in Murwillumbah. A great deal of thanks to the organizers of this event especially Ari Ehrlich of the Caldera Environment... Read More →
Andrew Crockett, Mullumbimby. It was nice to see Byron council set up the tent by Santos the other week where locals could contribute their opinions about the future of Mullum. What was strange is that the well-dressed man taking all the information... Read More →
Kelly Dodd, Brunswick Heads. In the past when a Greens councillor found she could no longer abide by Greens principles, and found that she had more in common with developers than the community that she was supposed to represent, she took... Read More →
David Ashton, Mullumbimby. Isn’t it ironic that in a week when the anti-vaxxers are in full flight we have a serious outbreak of whooping cough in our area. Congratulations Dr Douglas. You have sent a clear message. Vaccinations save lives.... Read More →
Richard Bradbury, Ocean Shores. I’m writing to say how fantastic last night’s performance by the Byron Ballet of Midsummer Nights Dream was. I took my 11-year-old daughter for a night at the ballet, and we were enormously impressed by the... Read More →
David Morris, Byron Bay. The strident racket of chainsaw and mulcher before 8am the other day alerted me. Hurrying round to Jonson Street I witnessed the first of several mature paperbarks felled. They were growing on a strip at the... Read More →