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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Death for koalas

Maria Paola Torti, Italy I’m Maria Paola Torti. I live in Italy, and I’m very concerned with the NSW coalition government’s...

Common courtesy

Anonymous, Byron Bay First of all, thank you to those customers who did the right thing and wore their masks in...

Exciting lineup for 2021 Bangalow Music Festival

Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) yesterday unveiled a stellar Bangalow Music Festival program for August 2021. The theme for the 19th festival is 'music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre'.

Stories about "Belongil Beach erosion":

Coastal management vital – help Byron Shire Council plan

The impact of cyclones and costal erosion is an ongoing issue for all coastal communities and is of particular importance with the future impacts of climate change that are underway. Byron Shire Council is seeking feedback on stage 1 if it's coastal strategy.

Belongil landowners sue independent coastal panel

The NSW Coastal Panel, an independent body of experts who advise the NSW government on coastal matters, is being taken to court by Belongil landowners after it rejected recent plans for rock walls.

Save our beaches – time for another submission

Jan Barham, Broken Head. Congratulations community, a record number of submissions on West Byron mega developments. Now we face the potential of losing our beaches, so...

Byron shire council calls for federal approach to coastal hazards

Byron shire councillors voted 8–1 last week to ‘write to our local members of parliament calling for a coordinated national approach to managing coastal hazards…

Wanchap’s advertisements misleading

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay It is frightening that Rose Wanchap (advertisement, Echo, August 24) falsely claims that over the past 20–30 years at Belongil ‘no...

Belongil beachfront property gains interest

While the Coastal Zone Management Plan Byron Bay Embayment (CZMP BBE) policy is yet to be gazetted by the state government, it appears there is still considerable financial interest in the known erosion hotspot.

How a handful of wealthy Belongil residents won the right to keep their seawalls

Hans Lovejoy It’s not the lack of detail regarding the recent court settlement between Council and a handful of Belongil landowners that should concern ratepayers,...

Council misleading over Belongil settlement

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay Council is misleading the community with their pretence that their court settlement with a variety of Belongil property owners will have...

Byron Council settles Belongil court cases

Byron Shire Council has settled two long-running court cases brought against it by separate groups of Belongil landowners, one of which has taken six years to finalise.

Wall will erode Belongil Creek estuary

Andrew Murray, Broken Head Regarding your article Seawall schemozzle without legal clarity, and the various responses on your website. The only thing that will keep a...

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.