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Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

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Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’. 

Charity day a big win for Moonshiners

The Mullumbimby Moonshiners rugby union raised over $7000 at their annual Beyond Blue Charity Day last weekend, and collected...

OS Community Garden launches food stall

Members of the Shara Community Gardens gathered on July 31 to launch their new food exchange stall on Shara...

Base nurse finalist in NSW Health Excellence awards

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery. Emily Green is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Stories about "Belongil 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...

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...

Facts and myths of rock wall at Belongil

Mary Gardner, Byron Bay In Byron Bay, freedom is to wander, romp and cartwheel along the beach. Alone or part of a crowd, in every...

Will rock wall herald redevelopment of Belongil?

Roy Giles, Suffolk Park The leader of pro-rock wall councillors, Sol Ibraham, has said ‘there are around a dozen property owners on the Belongil spit whose properties are...

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...

Calls for state intervention into Byron council

Former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham, who is now a state Greens MLC, has taken the extraordinary step of calling on planning minister Rob Stokes to intervene in two matters due to face council today.

Sacrificing public beaches for private gain

How much do you value your public beaches; are you willing to sacrifice Belongil beach to protect private properties; and how much are you prepared to pay to do so? asks Dailan Pugh.

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine’s weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic.