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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

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.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

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

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Transparency needed

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

Stories about "Butler Street bypass":

Butler St caught in the glare of Byron bypass lights

Byron councillor Jan Hackett is attempting to address the impact of that the high-powered street lighting on the new Byron bypass is having on local residents.

Acting mayor says he has ‘broad community support’ over bypass

Acting mayor Michael Lyon (Greens) has defended Council’s governance, claiming there is ‘broad community support’ for the Butler bypass project.

Emergency rally called for Butler Street Reserve 

Residents groups are rallying Sunday March 17 from 11am in a last ditch attempt to save ‘much of what is loved and enjoyed about the old western side of town under threat from major redevelopments’.

Byron Bay bypass gets large cash lobbed at it by govt

The Byron Bay bypass is the latest project to benefit from seemingly never-ending funding announcements by the National Party, who are lavishing the electorate with tens of millions of taxpayer dollars in the lead-up to the March election. 

Byron Bypass costs blow out by $13.5 million

Plans to create a Byron Bay bypass along Butler Street, into wetland habitat and then joining Jonson and Browning Streets at Mitre 10, appear to be held up by the state government, as Byron Shire Council awaits determination for a $9.5m grant.

Byron mayor handballs questions on staff powers back to staff

The aggressive pursuit in the courts of the personal information of Butler Street residents by Council staff late last year has been revisited after a question put to the mayor by activist John Anderson was handballed back to staff to answer.

Delegated authority now ‘implied’

Former Byron Shire general manager Ken Gainger has been critcised for not seeking specific approval from councillors before continuing to defend, at great cost, the Butler Street bypass case that was brought by residents.

Butler Street bypass works approved

Councillors voted last Thursday to commence work on the controversial Butler Street bypass in Byron Bay.  Resisted by Butler Street residents, plans for a bypass...

Byron council defends court recovery costs

The Byron Shire Council has defended its decision to recover part of the legal costs associated with defending the Butler Street bypass as well as trying to force the Byron Bay residents group to supply membership and donor names and addresses through the courts.

Buck$ has the hook on the bypass blues

Paul Jones, Butler Street Community Network. As only Fast Buck$ famously knows, money is a raw and brute force, it will buy power and influence and readily dismiss threats to its domination.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

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