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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Stories about "crown land":

Byron council removes beach shower on Crown land

Michael Balson, Upper Wilson’s Creek.  Last Friday I was about to wash the sand off my dog at that fabulous shower in the reserve opposite the...

‘Bulldozer Baird’ now sets sights on Crown land

John Young, 
Architects for Better Planning
. The handling by Bulldozer Baird's governmentof Crown Land in NSW has the potential to explode suddenly, like a hidden land mine or IED in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Nat MLC opposes Suffolk Park land sale

North coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin says he has today met with education minister Adrian Piccoli to express his ‘strong opposition to any plan to sell off open space in Suffolk Park owned by the Education Department.’

Labor, Greens call for end to govt Suffolk Park land sale

Labor’s north coast spokesperson has today called on the Baird government to abandon plans to sell Byron Shire land currently used for playing fields and a community garden to property developers.

Secret Crown land sell-off plan under fire

A parliamentary report has found that government plans to sell off Crown lands are strongly opposed by communities, including those on the northern rivers.

Coalition wants to privatise our Crown land

Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads. The government's addiction to privatisation is to spread to our Crown lands by stealth which will see these very precious social, economic and environmental resources lost to the people of NSW forever.

Minister admits to misleading parliament over Crown land

In a rare and embarrassing back down for the NSW government, the Minister for Lands has apologised to Parliament for providing incorrect information on Crown Land leases that have commenced since 2012.

Stable door left open on Crown land

Ronni Hoskisson, secretary, Tweed Heads Pony Club. Without a wink or a nod to west and south Tweed residents, NSW deputy premier Andrew Stoner has opened the doors on Crown Reserve lands known as Tweed Heads Pony Club by freeholding the lands.

Nimbin’s ‘paper trail’ to stay on paper

Lismore City Council’s controversial plan to take over a ‘paper trail’ in the Nimbin area and turn it into a walking and cycling track has been ditched before a planned community consultation.

Bruns public land to be fenced, gated then sold?

Michele Grant. We constantly hear about the dangerous and irresponsible behaviour of young people, but it’s our political and business leaders that are the real vandals, destroying our towns and communities with inappropriate, sub-standard, poorly planned developments.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It’s very misleading for The Echo to give Ben Franklin free media coverage (24 February). There were fourteen people in the Drill Hall...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.