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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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Tweed Shire asking for input on sporting needs

Tweed Shire Council’s (TSC) draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2023-2033 is open for public comment. The strategy will provide...

Having fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that will go off at Coorabell Hall on Saturday. For over two years, three long-term local DJ’s – Pob, Curly Si and Halo – have been curating this rhythmic happening. Their pedigree is assured and they guarantee the best underground electronic music and a loyal crew that bring a big-hearted vibe. On Saturday they’ll be bringing the dance to the hills.

Byron Bay takes second at NSW grade three regional bowls championships

Pam Scarborough Byron Bay’s district winning, grade three pennants bowl team knew they had stepped up a grade when they...

Tweed Council wants your ideas on future sports facilities

Tweed Council is looking for feedback from residents about future plans for sport and recreation in the area.

2022 flood data quietly made public  

The long-awaited state government analysis of the 2022 flood in the shire’s north is now available on the SES website.

Anti-Israel bias

Many locals have approached me to say how shocked they are at the extreme anti-Israel bias that is expressed...

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Shedding recognised for flood restoration work

Mullumbimby’s Community Shedding workshop has received the Resilient Australia National Mental Health and Wellbeing Award from the Australia Institute of Disaster Relief (AIDR), following their work after the 2022 flood. 

Flood data shows extent of damage to Byron Shire 

More details have emerged around last year’s devastating floods, with Greens MLC Sue Higginson receiving answers on October 17 from questions asked on September 25 to NSW Minister of State, John Graham.

Murwillumbah CBD’s Levee and Drainage Study

Continuing the Tweed Shire Council's trend of asking the community for their opinion, residents of Murwillumbah are being invited to share their thoughts on the Murwillumbah CBD Levee and Drainage Study.

Industry conference on strengthening region, post-flood

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is hosting a free industry conference to provide insight into the works required to rebuild the region, following the February–March 2022 floods.

Editorial – 2022 in the Echo rearview mirror

Herewith is a brief summary of 2022, as seen through the Echo lens. Given the constrained space, only a few topics can make it in.

Buoyancy NSW embraces seachange

After the clusterfuck that was Resilience NSW in 2022, premier Dominic Parrottoe recognised the need to face up to the wet future, especially for the Archipelago of Byron Shire.

Splendour’s failed traffic management plan costs organisers $100k

Billinudgel Property will be $100,000 out of pocket for failing to comply with its traffic management plan at the 2022 Splendour in the Grass event.

NESA bungle as up to 4,500 students get early access to 2022 HSC results

One would think that the department that has sovereignty over the establishment and monitoring of school standards for our children's education, might be a little bit smarter.

Mono nommed for NSW Sports Awards

The 2022 NSW Sports Awards are the highest sports honours in the state and the 12 category winners will be revealed at the prestigious rebel NSW Champions of Sport ceremony at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour on Monday, November 28.

Reconciliation Action Plan for Lismore Council

On Friday Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg launched Council's new Reconciliation Action Plan at the 2022 NAIDOC Day celebrations.

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.

More Byron CBD height exceedance approved

Two multi-storey mixed-use developments with a combined value of $36.2 million have been approved for the centre of Byron Bay, despite both exceeding height limits for that part of the Shire.

eSafety commissioner granted legal injunction as X refuses to hide violent content

Australia’s Federal Court has granted the eSafety commissioner a two-day legal injunction to compel X, Elon Musk’s social media platform, to hide posts showing graphic content of the Wakeley church stabbing in Sydney.