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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Stories about "Brunswick Heads holiday parks":

Labor calls for clarity on Brunswick’s holiday parks

Labor challenges Nationals Liberal coalition to come clean on PoMs for caravan parks in Brunswick Heads and say they will scrap the legislation that allows ministers to sell of crown land without community consultation.

MP calls for permanent protection of Brunswick Heads pines

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens), is calling on the state government to take action to protect the iconic Coastal Cypress trees on crown lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park.

Councillor Ndiaye prefers fear-mongering over sound advice

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Cr Sarah Ndiaye's response to my letter represents an abysmal lack of understanding about what the community is losing in what is proposed by NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) for Massey Greene and Ferry caravan parks.

Protected trees trashed by holiday park’s ‘confirmed bookings’

Managers have defended their decision to allow caravans, cars and tents next to protected and vulnerable cypress pine trees at the Brunswick Heads Terrace caravan park. It’s the latest indication from the embattled government-run corporation that its pursuit of revenue from visitors trumps any environmental responsibility.

Mayor and Cr Ndiaye dismissive of community over Bruns

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Private developers must be salivating and wanting to know how does NSW Crown Holiday Parks (NSWCHPT) have so much good faith with Byron councillors?

Relocating residents to memorial park shelved

Plans to relocate longterm residents of the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads to an ‘eco-village’ among the memorial trees at the southern end of the Reserve have now been shelved but there is no commitment from the operating trust to remove all camping from the area.

Bruns reserve trees to old to be a formal planting

Geoffrey Suthon, Brunswick Heads. Rob Watson, The Echo October 18, posed some interesting questions about the credibility of the claims about the coastal cypress pines,...

It’s not the parking, it’s the parks

Instead of paid parking, perhaps the real elephant in Brunswick Heads is the North Coast Holiday Parks Trust. After all, they manage the town’s three holiday parks, which generate by far the biggest revenue.

Trust ‘ignoring’ measures to protect 400-year-old trees in Brunswick Heads

Recommendations by an ecologist to save deteriorating trees in a Brunswick Heads holiday park – some thought to be 400 years old – are unlikely to be adopted by managers NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust. Here's why.

Brunswick Heads’ missed opportunity

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. The public walkway will be re-established along Simpsons Creek in Terrace Park in plans endorsed by Council last Thursday. The proposed...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.