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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Assistance in choosing the right team for mayor

Some advice from two wise elders: Many years ago my grandpa gave me some advice on punting, which seems...

Byron’s shame

On Thursday, Brandon Saul was being interviewed on BayFM. He is coordinating funding for the Fletcher Street centre for...

Councillors

I wanted to give credit where it is due and thank the editor for the preferences article, which I...

Water security needed and that means we need to think beyond the traditional dam

As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.

Deconstructing the brand

It is noted that the nine houses on the seafront at Elements, Belongil have been approved by Byron Council....

Cr Cadwallader ready to backflip on the dam?

So it was all one giant attention grabbing scare campaign about drinking piss and draining aquifers. In her interview with...

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Stop sale of Byron railway land: Greens

The Greens’ NSW transport spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi and Ballina MP Tamara Smith are calling on the NSW Government to urgently stop the sale of rail corridor land to property developers in Byron Bay.

Residents complain of noisy machinery at Barrio Bar

Residents in the Sunrise area of Byron Bay have complained about noise from industrial machinery at the new Barrio Bar and Restaurant, saying it is diminishing their quality of life. But owner Dan Wyllie told Echonetdaily that the builders would be back next week to try to sort out the problem.

Byron’s big mall gets started

Construction is set to start next week on Mercato on Byron – a new supermarket, retail and cinema complex in Jonson Street. Earthworks will begin ‘as part of an 18-month project to create regional NSW’s most sustainable shopping complex in keeping with Byron’s relaxed beachside style.’

$70 million Mercato Centre works about to start

Work on the Mercato development at Byron’s South Plaza, adjacent to the current Woolworths, is expected to start ‘imminently’, according to Mark Harrison, who is managing director of property for the developer, Wingate.

First stage of Byron ‘rainforest estate’ sold out

Developers of the Seacliffs estate, set in ‘a pristine rainforest just minutes from the beach’ behind Suffolk Park, say the first stage has sold out and they are embarking on developing the second and third.

Work to start on Byron Bay shopping mall

Shops at the southern end of the ageing Byron Plaza precinct will begin to be demolished next week in the lead-up to the construction of the Bay’s first shopping mall, Mercato on Byron, in the new year.

The development addiction driving Byron

Tino Beth, Mullumbimby. There is a new drug found sweeping the streets of Byron. I thought it very strange knowing a little about real estate investing, and the profitability of following the federal governments movements.

Here & Now #80 No news is good news

Let's face it. The news, the real news, is bad. The rule is: If it's bad, it's news; if it's good, it's spin. And it's compulsory to believe the spin or you're in big trouble.

Developer now wants double number of lots

Henry Burns, Byron Bay. The developer of the Seacliffs house lots, to be built along the scenic escarpment in Baywood Chase near Suffolk Park, plans to double the number of dwellings from 33 to 66.

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.