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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.

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Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news, like, this afternoon (April 20), that 370+ kilos of tuna...

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

No air for Ben

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

Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Respect for Country

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

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.

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.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.