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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

ScoMo does it again

ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment. What is an essential...

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so...

Stories about "Byron koalas":

Koalas destined for extinction – unless we do something

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala says it’s not too late to prevent koalas going extinct in the wild on the North Coast – but our window of opportunity is rapidly closing.

Planting day for Bangalow koalas

In an effort to strengthen and connect existing koala corridors on the western edge of Bangalow and beyond, a planting day is planned on a private landholder’s property, on Saturday, March 24

Defamation action delays Bluesfest koala reports

A defamation case brought by Bluesfest director Peter Noble against a koala ecologist has delayed an Echo request for an update on the vulnerable koala population at the Tyagarah site.

Tweed-Byron koala project winds up

Four years after it was first established, and tasked with rescuing the dwindling coastal koala population through the restoration of habitat, the Tweed-Byron Koala Connections project has been wound up.

Tweed-Byron koala project recognised

A program to help save Tweed coast koalas, which currently face threats on a number of fronts, has been recognised nationally as a groundbreaking initiative.

Photo call to help map Byron’s koalas

Mary Gardner, Byron Bay. Have you photographed koalas anywhere in Byron-Belongil catchment: from Tyagarah to Broken Head, and round back up to St Helena? We need those photos!

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...