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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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!

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Generational change among the defenders of Bangalow

She has been a teacher, Byron Shire Councillor, Friends of the Library member and, for many years, secretary of Bangalow Progress Association. But at 83, Jenny Coman says she doesn’t need any excuse to retire from public life.

New development plan for Bangalow ‘looks familiar’

A new development planned for Bangalow’s Station Street looks remarkably like one that was rejected by the Land and Environment Court three years ago, according to Bangalow Progress Association secretary Jenny Coman.

A beautified factory is still a factory

Tony Hart, president, Bangalow Progress Association.  The concern of Pam and Martin Brook, Massimo Scalas and Rebecca McEwan for Bangalow is welcomed. Their stated intentions for the...

Vote to stop development destroying Bangalow

Tony Hart, president, Bangalow Progress Association. Bangalow residents and friends love our town because of its village atmosphere, its heritage feel and above all, its...

Bangalow development article one-sided

Gillian Reffell, Summer Hill Chris Dobney’s article ’$23m Bangalow food precinct plan unveiled’ on 8 June either looks like it was written for him by...

Mega food park a monstrous intrusion on Bangalow

Jenny Coman, secretary, Bangalow Progress Association. The Bangalow Progress Association appreciates Chris Dobney’s coverage of their June 2 meeting but must disagree with one of...

20-acre food factory and outlet precinct plan for Bangalow

Two of Byron’s iconic food brands say they will have to quit the shire within a year unless substantially larger processing space can be found for them than anything currently available.

Bangalow residents take aim against bypass and ‘food hub’

The people of Bangalow agree that a planned ‘food hub’ on the site of the decommissioned RMS donger village would be ‘an eyesore’ but they are divided over plans to turn sleepy Station Street into a one-way bypass road.

Bangalow turned off by Lismore traffic plans

Byron mayor Simon Richardson has thrown his support behind a Bangalow Progress Association campaign to stop traffic to Lismore being diverted through the town.

Bangalow residents seek ‘common ground’ over rail line

About 60 people met at Bangalow’s Historic House Museum last night (Thursday March 5) to hear about future plans for the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line and the impacts they could have on Bangalow.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...