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Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Stories about "Broken Head Quarry":

Former Broken Head quarry to be rehabilitated

The owners of Broken Head Quarry have agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking with the state government to rehabilitate and revegetate the site's bushland by mid-2019.

Broken Head quarry disputes rehabilitation order

Owners of the Broken Head quarry are fighting an order by NSW Department of Planning and Environment to rehabilitate the site, with a conciliation set for this Thursday (January 19).

Broken Head’s unique ecosystem must be protected

Twenty-five years ago the Byron Shire Council was at its worst, approving developments without environmental concern and with an enthusiasm for changing the scale and character of the area. The council’s approval of Club Med was not the only major decision challenged by the community in the courts.

Broken Head Quarry owners fined $15,000

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Leadshine Pty Limited with a fine of $15,000 for ongoing poor erosion and sediment controls at its Broken Head Quarry, near Byron Bay.

Court rules on plan for Broken Head suburb

The Land and Environment Court has dismissed an appeal by the owner of a sand quarry in sensitive coastal forest at Broken Head to turn the area into a 200-home suburb.

Byron cans quarry site development plan

Byron Shire Council voted yesterday to refuse a highly contentious development proposal to turn a former sand quarry at Broken Head into a community title housing development.

Broken Head quarry-site housing plan sparks backlash

A push to develop the old Broken Head Road quarry site at Suffolk Park into an estate for 41 houses, to be debated by Byron shire councillors tomorrow, has sparked a backlash from a residents group which claims it should never have been considered in the first place.

Broken Head quarry and its zoning anomaly

Cr Duncan Dey, Main Arm. Byron Shire’s new Local Environmental Plan (LEP) took force on 21 July 2014 and sets Broken Head Quarry’s land as zone RU1 'primary production'.

Council ‘ignored process’ over controversial development

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has declined to comment on claims by former mayor Jan Barham that the council failed to use use ‘due process’ in considering an application to turn a sand quarry at Broken Head into residential development.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...