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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

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Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full...

Which values are important for the region?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

New COVID exposure site on the Gold Coast

Queensland Health says that a public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast.

Remember Ocean Shores?

When Ocean Shores – now the largest town in the Byron Shire – was established, Council enforced strict directives....

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

Time to ride the election cycle

Bicycle advocacy is vanishingly rare in our community. Amid all the noise about net zero, my search for bicycle advocate candidates to vote for on Saturday only turned up vague references to ‘reducing our reliance on cars’ and ‘increasing public transport connectivity’. The closest thing to policy was: ‘It’s time to create bike paths all over the Shire.’ 

Stories about "Beyond Zero Emissions":

Transition

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek In response to Geraldine Crumpton’s letter (20 January), Byron Shire’s North Coast Climate Action Group formed one of the first transition...

Plan to transition Byron shire to zero carbon

‘Byron Shire is well placed to bring to life a vision where carbon use can be reduced to zero in 10 years’, predicts Professor David Hood.

Byron has a place at the table at climate conference

Byron mayor Simon Richardson flew out to Paris on Saturday to join COP21 and to share some of the shire’s experiences in planning for a zero carbon future.

Forum seeks practical ways to reduce carbon emissions

While Australian governments are undermining the renewable-energy sector, there’s positive action from local not-for-profit groups and Byron Shire Council.

Byron council in ‘power exchange’ trial

Byron Shire Council is part of a unique experiment that will see power generated at its sports and cultural complex hitch a ride on the grid to be consumed at the sewerage treatment plant down the road.

Full steam ahead for Byron’s zero emissions future

Byron Council yesterday voted to support the mayor’s stated ambition to become Australia’s first ‘zero emissions community’ after a relatively low-key debate.

Zero emissions beyond a joke

Edward Kent, Suffolk Park. Zero emissions? What a joke! Not that I have an issue with the goal, but Byron? Beneath the hippy Shangri-la marketing, Byron is a small town that can’t figure out such basics as toilet blocks, crosswalks, potholes, tree planting and green bins.

Byron Shire aims to lead Australia on zero emissions plan

Byron Shire is aiming to become the first region in Australia to become ‘net zero emissions’, with a goal to reduce emissions from energy, transport, buildings, waste and land use to zero within 10 years, writes Giles Parkinson.

High speed rail

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. The study into High Speed Rail (HSR) by the clean-energy consultancy Beyond Zero Emissions argues the east coast network would cost $84 billion to build and could pay for itself in 40 years. This study includes a station at Lismore, which would serve locals as well as the five million national and international visitors to the region.

Incremental approach won’t save the planet

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. I am surprised that someone concerned about an impending methane bomb is advancing such timid strategies as energy efficiency via induction stoves etc.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...