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Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

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Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Acting Prime Ministers

Last week, Acting PM Michael McCormack managed the tricky feat of making the absent Scott Morrison look good, at least by comparison. Perhaps that's now the Nationals' role in the Canberra circus?

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful...

Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

Stories about "Byron markets":

Farmers Market asked to pay for their own move

The estimated six-month relocation of one of the two markets held at the Butler Street Reserve is up for councillor debate and a vote this Thursday.

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.

Death by free parking

Sky Wesolowski, Coorabell The free parking on Butler Street Reserve is killing the Byron Community Market. Last Sunday an unprecedented amount of dust covered the stock the...

Complaints against suspended market stallholder verified

Further to last week’s story regarding the suspension of a stallholder by Byron Community Market managers, the Byron Bay Community Centre (BBCC) has provided written evidence of the five complainants to The Echo.

Byron markets story overcomplicated, excessively negative

Lanie Loughlin, Assistant Manager, Byron Markets. It was so frustrating to read your story MP Cusack attacks community centre and councillor. This story was not only...

Market stallholders need consulting – Greens MP

Mayor Simon Richardson has been called upon be his fellow state government counterpart to consult with the market stall holder group who are opposed to moving from the Butler Street Reserve.

Markets and environment centre making way for tourist infrastructure

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. Just when you think things couldn’t possibly get worse for locals in the ‘wonderful tourist destination’, now we have the threat...

Greens split over site for Byron Bay bus interchange

Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith claims there has been a ‘lack of public consultation' regarding state government plans to place a bus interchange at the site of the Byron markets.

Staff interfere with Byron markets

Council staff, headed by general manager Ken Gainger, have taken it upon themselves to prepare a development application (DA) to use Cavanbah Centre on Ewinsgsdale Road as a primitive camping and a market site.

Stallholders riled after Byron markets cancelled

A last-minute cancellation by the Byron Market management for last Sunday’s market at the Butler Street Reserve has left stallholders upset, confused and without expected earnings.

The knives are out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Reading the letters section of The Echo I came across the two councillor’s Martin and Ndiaye and also Kate Coxall...

Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...