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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

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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...

Splendour impacts

Bob Oehlman, president, Conservation of North Ocean Shores. The communities affected by the North Byron Parklands festival site at Yelgun were heartened by a recent Byron Greens motion to oppose the application to modify the approval and its removal of residents’ rights.

Splendour organisers fined again for loud noise.

Bob Oehlman, president, Conservation Of North Ocean Shores Inc (CONOS Inc). The North Byron Parkland's 5 year trial festival site at Yelgun (Byron Shire) has attracted a second noise infringement notice from the NSW Government since the projects inception two and a half years ago.

Festival failings

Bob Oehlman, CONOS. Once again the festival mentality will descend upon the wildlife corridor that links the coastal nature reserves with the hinterland Wollumbin World Heritage Rainforests. Tens of thousands of Falls Festival patrons will trash one of the most biologically rich environments in Australia and line the festival developer’s pockets with millions of dollars.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...