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Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

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Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.

People still need support with food and a place to connect after the floods

For many people in Lismore and surrounding areas the community food kitchens and volunteers have been an essential lifeline to keep them going with food, a little warmth and a friendly face. Yet the lack of funding for these services is seeing them close and volunteers burn out. 

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 June, 2022

The Nimbin Art Fair is on again after many postponements owing to covid and the floods. Hosted by Nimbin Artists Gallery, a not-for-profit organisation supporting local creatives, the Fair allows you to see the whole gamut of creative art from the vibrant arts community that is Nimbin and its surrounds.

Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

Rebuild of flooded school campus in North Lismore unlikely

At least one Northern Rivers-based school is likely to have a new permanent home thanks to extensive flood damage at its existing campus.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

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Essence of Byron mega hotel rejected by govt panel

A massive proposal for a 146 room tourist hotel proposal at the old Byron Woolies site has been knocked back over exceeding the floor...

Residents group want you to #protectByron

The Byron Residents’ Group are encouraging people who want to make a submission against the West Byron development to do so today before the deadline.

Residents group urge limits on large fest site

Two residents groups are urging the public to attend an upcoming meeting by a government agency to hear community’s concerns over allowing a Yelgun...

Byron coastal plan written by Utopia

Cate Coorey, president, Byron Residents' Group. The ad in the Byron Shire Echo from Byron Council on the Coastal Zone Management Plan was surely written...

Elements resort seeks to redesign approved cabins, roads

Managers of the soon-to-be-opened $100m Elements Of Byron resort have played down fears that a DA modification – now extended for public submission – significantly expands existing floor space for 96 of its 193 cabins.

Control plan for ‘unwanted’ West Byron under scrutiny

Byron locals are being urged to attend a public meeting tonight to have a say on the shape of the controversial ‘unwanted mega suburb’ of West Byron.

West Byron consultation a token gesture: residents

Byron Residents’ Group has described Byron Shire Council’s community consultation for the West Byron Development Control Plan a ‘token gesture’. The group is calling for 'ra real say in the design of the biggest single development in Byron’s history’.

Free speech before free rocks

Jo Faith, Newtown. I note your report that Byron Residents Group have received a letter from an international law firm King and Wood Mallesons informing them to silence their views on the rock wall construction at Belongil Beach.

300 rally to stop the rocks

About 300 people braved blustery weather on Byron Bay Main Beach on Sunday to show their opposition to Byron Shire Council’s plan to build a rock wall in front of council land and private property at Belongil.

150 koalas spotted at Byron Bay Library

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson will open an exhibition of ‘portraits’ of Byron Bay koalas this morning at Byron Library.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Northern Rivers 

The Northern Rivers encompasses the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations with celebrations for NAIDOC taking place up and down the coast. 

Man charged following break and enter – Casino

A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged break and enter at Casino.

Locals tix on offer for Writers Fest

Byron Writers Festival is again offering Sunday locals’ passes, supported for the third time by partners, Stone & Wood.