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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Comment: Catherine Cusack opens up about the crisis in our classrooms

'I came prepared for my last Parliamentary Committee Hearing with a fat file of public submissions to assist questioning of witnesses.' 

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces...

NSW bans public display of Nazi symbol

In an historic moment a new law making it a criminal offence to knowingly display a Nazi symbol in public without a reasonable excuse, has passed NSW Parliament yesterday.

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips....

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

A little lift

After the loss of our public road during the February 28 deluge, some isolated residents have had to rely...

Stories about "Byron Bay bypass":

Protectors blockade bypass works at Byron

Protesters move in as works to set up and prepare for the construction of the Byron Bay Bypass begin at Butler Street today.

Bypass info added to Council’s website

Former Greens mayor and NSW MLC Jan Barham is keeping the pressure up on staff to explain why details of the Byron bypass are lacking and flawed, given the first tender for the project has been appointed. 

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 markets set to move, without a plan

There appears no certainty as to where the monthly Byron Market and weekly Farmers Market will call home when construction of the Butler Street bypass commences.

Byron bypass and its questionable Biodiversity Offsets Scheme 

The recent Byron bypass funding announcement by the NSW Nationals was enthusiastically embraced by Greens mayor Simon Richardson.

Bus stop will result in reduced amenity: residents

Transport for NSW have declined to provide any details on the recent announcement of a proposed Byron bus station within the rail corridor and proposed Butler Street bypass. Local residents say they have not been consulted about the plans announced by MLC Ben Franklin (Nationals) last week.

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.

Cheaper Byron Bay bypass mooted as markets face removal

Planning confusion and contradictions surround a press release last week by Byron Shire Council that it plans to relocate the Byron markets from Butler Street Reserve in May next year.

Byron Council pursues Butler St residents

Is Byron Shire Council trying to stifle the community’s rights to reject unwanted or questionable development? The question has been raised after it emerged that the council is pursuing court costs from Butler Street residents over their bypass challenge.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...