For someone that drinks the amount of tea that Saffron Shand does it was no wonder that it ended up becoming part of his artwork.
Paul Brecht, Evans Head With the threat of koalas becoming extinct by 2050 it could be a reality – if the same morons aren’t voted out in the next state and federal elections. These people haven’t got a clue what’s... Read More →
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores In the Echonetdaily articles (Part 1, Prat 2), MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith, says she sees her job as primarily about helping people and working with the community to stop things that are harming the environment. Sentiments... Read More →
Bill Ashford, East Balllina The only good thing resulting from the cessation of the local Ballina Weekly was not having to see and read the letters to the editor by that boring left wing @#[email protected]%# Keith Duncan of Pimlico. Much to... Read More →
Rod Murray, Ocean Shores It was unbelievable and ridiculous that Peter Olson presented his latest, nutty, fearmongering Letter (14 October) about the impending elimination of ‘90 per cent of the world population over the next three years’ by a ‘very sophisticated... Read More →
Peter Olson, Goonengerry If Biden wins, it means war with Russia. Hey Warren, repeated replies with 11 references, to your 495 word Echo letter (14 October), were not published by The Echo. The WHO is the highest authority and they now... Read More →
Fast Buck$, Coorabell When I read about Council’s ‘Sustainable Visitation Strategy’ and Council’s press release accompanying it, I didn’t know whether to larf or barf. ‘The aim… is to support a visitor economy that cares for and respects local resident, protects... Read More →
Caspar Brace, Mullumbimby I have not lived here too long, maybe 15 years, but as I work at the back of Wilsons Creek every week I have been well positioned to notice a very profound change in the general driving speed... Read More →
David Morris, Byron Bay I sometimes think that the tourism groups and some Council beings inhabit a parallel universe (I suppose that can be said of many!). How many actually spend much time in the town, I wonder? I do know... Read More →
At this week’s planning meeting, Byron Councillors considered changes to the affordable housing village Council is planning to build in Mullumbimby.
A massive multi-dwelling proposal that would dwarf the existing density of a quiet area in Ocean Shores is set to be determined in the Land & Environment Court for November 26 and 27.
While the NSW government grapples with perhaps the worst state budget deficit ever this week – along with neverending scandals revolving around their lack of a moral compass, greed and hubris – there’s a bill making its way through Parliament that should concern those interested in the neverending and ridiculous ‘war on drugs’.
Council planning staff are pushing to prohibit dual occupancies and secondary dwellings on approved multiple occupancies (MO) and community titles (CT) in rural areas.
Matt Hartley, Byron Bay Oliver Dunne (Letters) generally knows what he’s talking about, but I do not want a permanent pumping station off the Cape and I make so bold as to say it may not be necessary. There are a... Read More →
Questions around the use of outdated traffic studies by Council and developers to plan the future of Byron Shire remain unanswered, says a local civil engineer.
A group of locals have addressed the Land and Environment Court (LEC) over the proposed West Byron housing development, raising concerns about the traffic, flooding, residential amenity and environmental impacts of the plan.
The peak local holiday letting industry organisation has refuted claims from residents adversely impacted by the activity, specifically around its legality.
Mati Jo Beams, Byron Bay I recently witnessed a murder, a hit and run outside the Links golf course on the road from Suffolk Park to Byron. The baby was struck. The driver drove on, either oblivious or uncaring of the... Read More →
Driving up The Pocket Road from Billinudgel, the veil of green is suddenly ripped aside as you see what appears to be a hillside cleared back to bare earth. The first thought is – ‘disaster coming at next rain’.
David Gilet, Byron Bay Conservation of koala populations would be much enhanced if landholders with koala habitat on their properties were compensated with some sort of concession for retaining it and/or for planting wildlife corridors (subject to yearly inspection, of... Read More →
Dianne Canabou, Main Arm The rather large pothole on Main Arm Road near Sherry’s Bridge has created an optical illusion. Driving into town it appears on my right and driving back from town it appears on my right again and yet... Read More →
Melissa Hirsch, Suffolk Park I’m curious to know if any other locals have had their cars booked for early morning visits to the beach (before 6am)? As a local, I, and everyone I talk to, know the no parking 1–6am is... Read More →
Alan Veacock, Cumbalum On the fourth day of November 2020 desperately needed change came to the USA. A highly dangerous sociopath and pathological liar was taken down, big time, ending the worst period of political and racial upheaval since the civil... Read More →
Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby The Echo’s report last week on Council’s ‘affordable housing’ proposal contains a significant error. It says the report by WMAwater ‘assesses the potential flood issues’; it doesn’t do this, it only assesses the flooding impact of filling the... Read More →
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