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Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

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Conspiratorial breaths

R Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 4th edition, for insight to the realm of words. Conspire...

Time to transition

Geraldine Crumpton, Fernleigh  I couldn’t agree more with Phillip Fraser’s article, that it really is time for Byron Shire to...

Mullum gravity mains

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The Water & Waste Sewer Advisory Committee (WWSAC) submitted to the elected council that a five-year...

Holiday let reality

Doug Luke – Coordinator VOHL, Woodburn John Gudgeon, president of the Holiday Letting Organisation Byron, can’t face the reality that...

Re-booted academy for elite footballers looking forward to a big year

The Northern Rivers Football Academy is fielding more teams this year and is set to go from strength to strength according to senior coach Gavin Whitney.

Foolish guestimates

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores The article in The Echo titled A short history of our rail line debate is anything...

Stories about "affordable housing":

Editorial – Clinging onto biodiversity

In case anyone missed the memo, there’s almost no housing, let alone affordable housing, available in Byron Shire.

Secret Mullum development report upsets residents

Byron Council has produced a ‘secret’ report on potential development sites in Mullumbimby, including Council-owned land near the Community Gardens, the Mullumbimby Residents Association says.

Exploring the risks of illegal dwellings

The Byron Shire and the Northern Rivers are well known for their abundent range of illegal dwellings, additions, and converted garages.

Council staff downplay inappropriate development with new affordable housing contribution policy

A framework to manage affordable housing contributions and ‘to deliver affordable housing on certain land identified in the draft Residential Strategy and Byron Bay town centre plan’ is up before councillors at this Thursday’s planning meeting, August 13.

Audit of affordable housing approvals proposed by Byron Council

Byron Council would undertake a Shire-wide audit of developments approved under the state’s affordable housing policy, under a plan by Greens Cr Sarah Ndiaye.

Calls for more development from affordable housing forum

More affordable and social housing must be built in the Byron Shire and private developers cannot be expected to provide it without subsidy, a housing forum has been told.

Affordable and social housing summit May 10

Three experts in the field of affordable and social housing are headlining a forum being hosted by Byron Shire Council on Friday May 10 from 2pm till 4.30pm at the Byron Theatre.

Why ‘affordable housing’ in the Northern Rivers is only for the rich

The case of the two ‘affordable’ housing units in Mullumbimby highlights some of the main reasons why the system of building affordable housing in NSW is broken.

Brunswick Eco Village calls it quits

An eco-village project slated for Saddle Road near the Brunswick Heads interchange and highway has been shelved. 

Mullum affordable housing proposal heading to court

Plans for another ‘affordable’ housing project in Mullumbimby look set to end up in the Land and Environment Court, with the developer taking on Byron Council over its ‘deemed refusal’ of their proposal.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...

Conspiratorial breaths

R Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 4th edition, for insight to the realm of words. Conspire 2, to act together towards...

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately be decided by concerns over...