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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.

Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

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Last chance for your say on revised West Byron DA

Dailan Pugh  Villa World’s West Byron development is back, and until September 30 you can make a submission to Byron Council. It's been badged as...

Cape Byron Marine Park sites under threat

North coast residents are being urged to send a clear message to the state government that they want local marine sanctuaries restored, as the Baird government reveals plans to revoke sanctuary protections from two sites in Cape Byron Marine Park.

Marine sanctuary fishing retained in Byron Bay

A leading north-coast ecologist has described a state government decision to allow the continuation of angling off rocky Cape Byron as ‘madness’, especially given the dangerous nature of the environment.

Greens push to fully protect Cape Byron marine park

The protection of the state’s marine sanctuary areas, including Cape Byron Marine Park, is shaping as an election issue.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...