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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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Northern Rivers Recovery and Resilience Program announces 36 projects

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Statement of faith leaders following attack in Sydney

NSW Premier Chris Minns and Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper have released a joint statement from a diverse group of NSW faith leaders, in an effort to calm tensions following the recent knife attack at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in south western Sydney.

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she...

Not enough letters like this about Gaza in The Echo?

The Echo’s studied indifference to the plight of the Palestinians and its reluctance to publish letters on the subject...

A festival in laneways

Mullumbimby, a town known for its abundance of artists and creatives with a passion for what drives them, is set to host the much-anticipated Laneways Festival 2024 on May 4 and 5.

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Pedestrian hit by car, in critical condition

A young man was hit by a van on the Bruxner Highway between Alstonville and Ballina in the early hours of this morning.

MP calls for interchange at Alstonville black spot

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has called for a motorway-style interchange between Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road at Alstonville, the site of several fatal accidents, including one earlier this year.

Work on Alstonville intersection begins Monday

Work on the intersection of Ballina Road and the Bruxner Highway at Alstonville will begin Monday following several fatal accidents.

Motorcyclist dead in Alstonville crash

A motorcyclist has died at the scene of a crash with a van at the intersection of Ballina Road and Bruxner Highway, Alstonville, yesterday afternoon (Monday August 20).

Traffic back to normal on Bruxner Highway

Traffic is back to normal on the Bruxner Highway following an earlier accident involving a car and a motorbike at Wollongbar.

Bruxner Highway reopens following fatal accident

The Bruxner Highway has reopened in both directions near Mummulgum (west of Casino) evening following a fatal car accident on Wednesday afternoon.

Man killed in Casino car crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a head-on collision near Casino on Friday in which a man was killed and others injured.

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...