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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.

Question for Bob Carr

Simon Alderton, Murwillumbah I hope Kerry O’Brien asks Bob Carr (in their ‘conversations’ at Byron Theatre on Friday, 5 March) if...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

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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.

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.