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Byron High’s Winter Fest, June 23

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival Showcase Evening (aka the WAF) on Thursday June 23. 

Enova enters into voluntary administration

The Enova Community Energy Board announced Tuesday that Enova Community Energy and Enova Energy, its retail electricity arm, have been placed into voluntary administration.

Vests or peace?

Gareth Smith makes a valid point in his letter (June 8) stating that Israel has signed and ratified the...

Future gazing…

It is wise that the public, communities, civil society, businesses and Council pause to seriously research the future of...

Letters to the editor

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

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. 

Stories about "Byron shire development":

What should get built where? Have your say…

Community feedback on council’s new draft Employment Lands Strategy is now being sought, which will help shape how much land – and where – should be allocated for industrial, retail and commercial purposes across the Byron Shire.

Alcohol factory

Lani Jensen, Middle Pocket Residents should be aware of the industrial alcohol factory that is proposed for the Middle Pocket. While it calls itself a ‘micro’...

Micro-distillery proposal activates Middle Pocket

A community meeting has been called by residents in Middle Pocket opposed to a proposal for a micro-distillery, which locals claim will further damage an already inadequate, narrow and dangerous road.

Weddings odyssey

Madeleine Green, Myocum There are creative ways to make a dollar in Byron. Turn your place into a holiday destination. Turn your place into a...

Pie-in-the-sky foodie hub mooted for Bangalow

Byron Shire Council is eyeing the RMS donga village at Bangalow with a view to creating a new industrial estate aimed at servicing the expanding gourmet food production sector.

Goodwill missing from Byron council agenda

Cate Coorey, Byron Residents’ Group. Late last year Byron Shire Council resolved to adopt the Community Charter for Good Planning. Since then the concepts of ‘community’ and ‘good planning’ seem to have eluded the pro-overdevelopment councillors.

Struggling with the growth dream

This waterway on Tallow Beach is still open to the sea. Nearly in tears, I stare at the pelican strutting in the cross currents. The lump of knowledge chokes in my throat and I am lost for words. The camera with its telephoto lens holds the image better than memory.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #169 Developing Byron

Given the plethora of new development proposals afflicting the Byron Shire, Mandy has taken up the flag with her own vision for the area. Video Sharon Shostak

Tallowood developers own worst enemies

David Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek. The developers at Tallowood Ridge are their own worst enemies. They show time and time again their only motivation is money. The angst this causes only fuels the community’s fight.

Tallowood residents fear old-growth, koala tree removal

The Tallowood Ridge Community Association say they are concerned that a three-lot subdivision along the estate’s ridgeline may result in the removal of large trees by future lot owners to protect assets or for the building of sheds and granny flats.

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Suspected Tweed Heads meth lab dismantled

Specialist police units along with NSW Fire and Rescue have been dismantling an alleged meth lab in Tweed Heads this morning, police said.

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.