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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating...

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

Stories about "bike paths":

State govt spends $1m lighting Salt cycleway

Tweed Shire Council is set to instal 3.5 kilometres of streetlights along Casuarina cycleway with a $992,000 grant received from the NSW Government.

Bike tracks need upkeep too

Michael Singleton, Ewingsdale. It was good to read Aslan Shand’s article on the need for public support for bike tracks in the shire. I ride most...

Bike path projects need public support

Bike tracks fanning out from Mullumbimby is one of the key ideas put forward for the Stronger Country Communities fund that Byron Shire Council is currently seeking applications for. 

On ya bike

Ballina is celebrating the completion of it bike plan and looks forward to an increase of bikers in and around the shire.

Why cycling needs a squeaky wheel

Serious policy debates about urban transport invariably come down to the relative merits of cars versus public transport.

Drivers, not cyclists, irresponsible

Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby. I am a cyclist in Mullum and I ride mostly on bikeways and footpaths, the reason being I don’t want to get bowled over by any maniac speeding around the streets.

Spin cycle

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. At no time did I attack a poor little motorist, defenceless in their two-tonne steel box. I responded to a letter attacking cyclists, ascribing anything the writer has ever seen a cyclist do wrong to every cyclist on the road.

All road users need to show respect

Byron drivers come up to be relatively considerate of riders, with some ugly exceptions to be sure.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...