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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Government fails to support dying at home in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Stories about "Aquasplash":

Changes to Tweed council policy would ‘open back door’ to Aquasplash

A residents group says a recommendation to be considered by Tweed Shire Council tonight would fly in the face of the council’s longstanding but yet-to-be-adopted draft policy on commercial recreation activities on public open space.

Floating-fun-park bids for Tweed rile candidates

Opponents of two bids to operate a controversial inflatable water fun park for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour at Tweed Heads to be debated , tonight, the last meeting before the September 10 poll, have urged councillors to reject the proposals outright.

Council minority misusing its power on Jack Evans EOI

Chris Cherry, Wooyung The recent Expression of Interest released by Tweed Shire Council to attract commercial water based activities to the Crown Lands in our...

Aquasplash back on agenda after EOI released

A Tweed group says that last week’s withdrawal of a proposal for an aquatic theme park at Jack Evans Boat Harbour may just have been tactical following the release of an Expressions of Interest document.

Aquasplash drops Jack Evans Boat Harbour proposal

A commercial children’s holiday activity that opponents say would have ‘virtually blocked off the northern beach and foreshore’ of Jack Evans Boat Harbour, turning it into a ‘Gold Coast style theme park’ has been withdrawn.

Aquasplash proposal pre-empted council support

A plan to turn Jack Evans Boat Harbour into an aquatic theme park during school holidays was sitting on the desk of a DPI staff member weeks before it was put before Tweed Shire Council, a resident group says.

Bid fails to sink Tweed inflatable-fun-park plan

A bid to reverse a recent Tweed Shire Council decision offering support for a controversial inflatable fun park at Jack Evans Boat Harbour failed at an extraordinary meeting on Monday night.

Tweed councillors and their rubber duckies

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. The licence to pump up a few rubber duckies and float them out on the pond outside Twin Towns RSL has hit the news.

Mayor to help sink Tweed harbour’s fun-park plan

A community campaign to sink a controversial plan for an inflatable fun park at the picturesque Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads has been launched.

Aquatic fun-park plan set to be an election issue

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Heads. The Save the Jack Evans Boat Harbour committee has recently been reformed as a result of the Aquasplash proposal.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...