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Feros responds to Expression of Interest announcement

The announcement earlier today that the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, started the Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for Feros Village Byron Bay has drawn a response from the Feros Care board that still sees the facility in terms of a 'closure'. 

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Urban increase blueprint unveiled for Byron Shire

meeting that, if eventually adopted, could see upscaled urban development across the Shire via ‘infill, new release, existing zoned vacant land and living differently’.

How do you rate the media rating system?

Parents are being asked to have a say on whether Australia’s media classification system is effective in informing decisions around age-appropriate films and video games for children.

Former NSW Premier Bob Carr backs end to land clearing in NSW

Recognising the impacts of logging and clearing native forests former NSW Premier Bob Carr has backed ongoing calls to halt land clearing in NSW.

Feros slaps ban on media visits

On Saturday, on the way to visit Feros Byron Bay residents, The Echo was told via text and email from a Feros Care media spokesperson that, ‘Unfortunately we have a policy of no media on site.

The politics of the 2023 Voice referendum non-existent in 1967

Australians voted in the 1967 referendum on May 27, 1967. Harold Holt was the prime minister at the time, a Liberal MP who led a Coalition with the Country Party.

Don ya boxes, it’s a Shand memorial cricket match!

The strange urge to play cricket has a rich history in our local area.

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Busy week for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been called to multiple rescues and hospital transfers throughout the Northern Rivers in the last week.

In praise of NIMBYs  

I have often wondered why the acronym NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is used as a term of abuse.

Greens will see anti-protest laws repealed

If there is one thing that binds the people from all parts of the Northern Rivers community together, is their great and successful ability to protest.

Fears quarry will endanger lives at Bentley Community Preschool

Since the Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP) made the decision last week to approve the Bentley Quarry, local farmers and families opposed to the...

Farmers and families ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by Bentley quarry decision

Last week the Northern Regional Planning Panel handed down a decision to approve the Bentley Quarry to the dismay of many of the local farmers and families.

Northern Regional Planning Panel looks at Bentley Quarry

The Northern Regional Planning Panel has notified residents and stakeholders of a determination meeting about the controversial Bentley Quarry on Bentley Rd, to be held next Wednesday.

Bentley to Lismore Rail Trail one step closer

Lismore Council has voted to accept a staff recommendation to endorse a funding deed with the federal government for a 16.3km section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

Joy postponed, again

The producers of the long-awaited triple screen, live music coal seam gas epic 'Confusing Them With Our Joy' have shared their disappointment at having to postpone screenings again after the flood disaster which has engulfed the Northern Rivers.

Mega submission against a mega quarry at Bentley

The people of Bentley don't take things lying down and yesterday members of the Beyond Bentley group arrived on the doorstep of the Richmond Valley Council offices to deliver a 351-page mega submission opposing a 'mega quarry'.

Bentley community takes ‘mega’ quarry to court

Beyond Bentley – Our Sustainable Future Incorporated has commenced proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court to stop the Bentley Quarry.

Weed exit and smiley koalas get support

Weed and smiley koalas were on the minds of Tweed Shire Councillors and staff at last week’s council meeting.

Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.

A win for Feros Village Byron Bay residents

A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.

How do you rate the media rating system?

Parents are being asked to have a say on whether Australia’s media classification system is effective in informing decisions around age-appropriate films and video games for children.