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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

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Rock-wall court case on shifting sands

Andrew Winton-Brown, Possum Creek. Dear Cr Sol Ibrahim: I write in regards the forthcoming meeting of Byron Shire Council on 14 July to consider the $100 million lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court in December 2010.

Byron councillor refuses to name secret advisers

Byron Shire councillor Sol Ibrahim influenced a major rural planning document after conferring with ‘several local planners’, yet has declined to name them.

CABS responds to Ibrahim’s criticisms

Jenny Coman for CABS. Yes Cr Ibrahim, democracy does include 'divergent opinions' but there is much more to it than that. The Echo gave us a good summary of events at the last council meeting (March 17) and process was clearly very poor in the examples CABS singled out for criticism.

Council faction still failing: CABS

The Community Alliance for Byron Shire (CABS) says it has assessed the recent performance of Byron Council against the Community Charter for Good Planning and found them still to be failing.

Byron councillor’s smooth ways not helping

Suzie Deyris, Byron Bay. Sol Ibrahim is using the tools of an inveterate politician. Say anything and make it sound good and the masses will not ask to see the evidence.

Cr Ibrahim and his rock wall obsession

Cr Basil Cameron. Byron shire councillor Cr Ibrahim's 'obsession' with building a rock wall at Belongil shows through in his justification for the way in which the project was approved.

Cr Ibrahim rocks on, and on

Cr Sol Ibrahim, Byron Bay. It is deeply distressing to read the extent of the misrepresentation and half truths that are being promoted on the Belongil rock walls topic.

Rocks and patronage

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The saga of the Belongil rock walls has entered the realm if high farce.

Councillor defends himself over rock-wall phone call

Byron Shire councillor Sol Ibrahim has found himself defending questions over a phone call he made to a potential tender applicant for the proposed rock wall at Belongil.

Cr Ibrahim leading the push for over-development

Cate Coorey, Byron Residents' Group. Cr Ibrahim, ad hominem attacks on this forum are not becoming of anyone but as the spokesperson for the Byron Residents’ Group I accept they may be forthcoming.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.