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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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Police use road spikes to catch speeder

Police say that on Friday at around 10.45pm, they received information that a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling south of the Pacific Motorway towards the QLD/NSW border.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Loveday wins All Shorts second year in a row

Filmmakers travelled from where COVID allowed this weekend to be part of the 30th birthday celebrations for Flickerfest in...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Stories about "Coolamon Scenic Drive":

Misner plans for a $11m new abode

SAE founder Tom Misner has lodged a development application (DA) for land at 255 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell.

‘Intolerable’ Coorabell road to be upgraded 

After almost five years of lobbying by locals at the Coorabell end of Coolamon Scenic Drive, their concerns about road safety will be acted on.

Locals call for tourist route signs to be covered on Coolamon Scenic Drive

Locals are calling for action on Coolamon Scenic Drive with two accidents during December on the tourist route.

Another car rolls over on Coolamon Scenic Drive

Locals have reported to Echonetdaily another rollover today on Coolamon Scenic Drive, Montecollum.

RMS minister Pavey visits following Ballina road death

While a recent death on the Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road has grabbed the RMS minister's attention locals are wondering why Byron Council are still struggling to get funding from the RMS to fix 'intolerable' risks identified on Coolamon Scenic Drive by RMS in 2017.

Another accident on Byron’s most dangerous road

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after the car she was driving rolled on Coolamon Scenic Drive, near Mullumbimby, overnight. And a car was forced off Possum Shoot Road on Friday morning by an oncoming truck.

Vegan yoga camping ground DA heats up

The proponent of a 239-lot camping ground/events site near Mullum has defended his proposal and claims that Byron Council staff unfairly placed his DA before the public before all reports and documents were completed. 

Byron lookout ‘reclaimed’ by community activists

Iconic Scarrabelotti’s Lookout on Coolamon Scenic Drive and Hinterland Way has been ‘reclaimed’ by community activists after Byron Shire Council placed a number of boulders at the site recently.

Dangerous Coolamon Scenic Dr finally sees action

Twenty-three crashes in five years, an average of 1,362 vehicles per day and an RMS audit that found various ‘intolerable’ risks on the 11.3km stretch of road between Goonengerry Road and the Pacific Highway

Coolamon Scenic Drive safer

Anthony Stante, Coolamon Scenic Drive.  The long wait for much needed centre line-marking and other safety measures to make Coolamon Scenic Drive much safer for...

‘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...