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Interview with Daniel Champagne

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Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

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Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

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.

Stories about "Byrrill Creek dam":

Tweed Council votes for Water Sharing Plan recommendations

The recommendations from a report about the Water Sharing Plan for the Tweed River area were voted on at the Tweed Council meeting last...

Byrrill Creek dam option not scientific: MP

The NSW Greens have called on state water minister Niall Blair to stop Tweed Shire Council pursuing the controversial plan to dam Byrrill Creek.

Byrrill Creek dam option too expensive

Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads. The backdoor push for the Byrrill Creek dam is the ultimate betrayal for our Tweed shire.

Byrrill Creek dam a damn poor idea

Martin Munz, Limpinwood. That councillors Byrne, Longland and Polglase have given notice that at the next Tweed Shire Council meeting they will move that the 20 year moratorium on any dam proposal at Byrrill Creek for a period of 20 years be rescinded is cause for concern.

Ban on Tweed dam set to be lifted

A Tweed councillor who, as mayor in three years ago, led the charge to sink a controversial plan to dam Byrrill Creek in the Tweed Valley, is now pushing to leave the door open to it in a move to reverse the ban on the dam.

Options for another Tweed dam on the table

A controversial longstanding plan to build a second dam in the Tweed Valley to secure the shire’s future water needs will be debated by councillors tonight (Thursday).

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.