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Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

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Water and the dam

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Diverse and resilient

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Stories about "Belongil beach rock wall":

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.

Belongil beachfront landowners seek DAs

Remember last year when a handful of wealthy Belongil beachfront landowners took Council to the NSW Supreme Court? Well buckle in for the next instalment.

Rock wall held up well: council

Byron Shire Council says that despite losing sand and biodegradable matting holding plantings, its $1million rock walls at Belongil ‘have held up well’ , although shots taken before and after seem to show a different picture.

Properties at Belongil beachfront should be removed

Jan Hackett, Sunrise. And so the rock wall fiasco at Belongil beach, that has been on one Byron shire councillor's agenda since day one, finally goes on public display for a mere three weeks.

Rock wall hits brick wall: Byron coastal plan delayed

Byron Shire councillors have pushed the pause button on council’s rushed draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) albeit possibly only for a week. But in its current form the state would likely reject it.

Byron coastal plan ‘rushed and incomplete’

Given its track record, the Byron Shire Council’s majority faction will be keeping its steady course into ‘inevitable uncertainties’ at this Thursday’s extraordinary meeting.

Belongil rock-wall challenge discontinued

The group Positive Change for Marine Life has discontinued its court challenge to the Belongil rock wall currently being constructed by Byron Shire Council.

Geotech fabric set to be laid beneath Belongil rocks

Jim Beatson, Byron Bay. Despite Clrs Rose Wanchap, Sol Ibrahim, Di Woods and others warning Byron Shire Council that the geobags at Belongil beach are now falling to bits and that plastic particles from them will be ingested by turtles, and other marine and bird life, seven rolls of geotech material have been placed in Manfred Street

Byron Council defeats Belongil rock wall injunction

Byron Shire Council’s bulldozers are expected to start work on the contentious Belongil rock wall this week after the injunction to stop it from being built failed last Friday.

Court to hear injunction bid over Belongil rock wall

A bid for an injunction against Byron Shire Council’s controversial rock wall construction at Belongil Beach will be heard by the NSW Land and Environment Court in Sydney tomorrow (Wednesday).


Keith Duncan, Pimlico Thank God this corruption-riddled Berejiklian/Barilaro government does not have a majority in the NSW upper house. Environmentalists in NSW have just breathed...

Man jailed over South Golden Beach dog shooting

A local builder who shot his neighbour’s dog with a bow and arrow in South Golden Beach has been jailed after unsuccessfully appealing his conviction in the District Court.

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against a Byron Shire resident of...

Angsts, hopes and visions

Jo Faith, Newtown I love The Echo and all of the folk that passionately contribute their angsts, hopes and visions. How do The (struggling) Echo...