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Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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Editorial – Local leadership vacuum

The delays in holding Council elections are frustrating, the more so because what we have seen during the long period since the last vote has been an experiment in governing by the zen method of no government.

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

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IPC fails at reducing emissions: report

A NSW planning commission tasked with assessing large fossil fuel projects has been found to have ‘comprehensively failed’ in mitigating greenhouse emissions, according to a report published by Griffith University Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe.

Are you a mycophile or a mycophobe?

Considering we have such a reputation for clean, green, environmentally responsible farming of nutrient rich food, it’s surprising that...

NSW Parliament off for a month, with full pay

With COVID-19 cases surging across Sydney and defence forces being deployed in the city, NSW Parliament put out a brief statement last week saying MPs will not sit in the month of August ‘owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in NSW’.

Sticking to facts

Roger Cotgreave, Byron Bay Thanks to The Echo for reporting scientific facts around the pandemic and not relying on social media...

Stories about "Brunswick Heads boat harbour":

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour. According...

Development at all costs

Peter Olson, Goonengerry.  I notice someone intends to ruin the scenic beauty of the Brunswick Boat Harbour by filling the entire water area with finger wharves:...

What would Bruns Harbour be without Migaloo 2?

Dean Jefferys, skipper of the marine conservation yacht Migaloo 2, is concerned that an upmarket, privatised marina could spell the end of local yachties and fishers being able to afford to moor in the Brunswick Heads boat harbour.

Mixed views on Brunswick boat harbour plans

The draft Brunswick boat harbour plan has been released and locals continue to express concerns over various elements of the design. The public have until May 1 to provide feedback to the NSW Department of Industry – Lands and Water.

Revised draft Brunswick Heads boat harbour plan on display

A new draft masterplan for the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been released, which is significantly diminished in size and scale from what was previously presented by the NSW government.

Boat harbour or marina?

David Miller, Brunswick Heads. The Department of Industry has just released its master plan for Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour. Nestled into the project, the second point...

Brunswick Heads locals’ plea to ban asphalt on walkway ignored

An appeal by Brunswick Heads residents to the state government not to asphalt the entire length of a popular walkway on the river breakwall has been ignored.

Brunswick Heads locals to debate ‘shock and awe’ redevelopment

Controversial plans by the state government to redevelop the Brunswick Heads boat harbour, including dredging and a new marina, is set to be hotly debated tonight (Monday) at a public meeting.

Evans Head dredging spoil ‘may be toxic’: Bruns harbour next

Evans Head residents fear spoil from the current dredging of the Evans River being dumped on the local beach may be contaminated with toxic sludge, while locals at Brunswick Heads hold similar concerns as dredging of their picturesque boat harbour is due to start this week.

Dredging of Brunswick Heads harbour needed

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Byron shire's mayor and councillors are opposing the dredging of the Brunswick Heads boat harbour, why?

One sided

Rachael Terry, South Golden Beach I am really shocked and disappointed at the one-sidedness of The Echo reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination debate. Any dissenters...

Paradise lost?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay ‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table...

Dunoon Dam

Nan Nicholson, The Channon Being a Rous County councillor must be a hard job. The workload of reading reports must be enormous and keeping communities informed...

Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.