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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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Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Transparency needed

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

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Future development of Mullumbimby edges along Council’s conveyor belt

An anticipated report into flood impacts around Mullumbimby will be tabled at the upcoming October 29 meeting of the Byron Shire Floodplain Risk Management Committee.

Planning staff support questionable Main Arm DA 

Council’s planning process is under the spotlight after staff again recommended approval of a contentious dual occupancy development application (DA) in a high fire danger area in Main Arm.

Saddle Road affordable housing EOI lodged

Councillor hopeful for the September 12 election, Matthew O’Reilly, says he has again submitted an affordable housing expression of interest (EOI) with Council for his Saddle Road property, located near Uncle Toms.

Is state significant farmland at Kingscliff under development threat again?

Relocating the Tweed Hospital to to the contentious new site at Kingscliff has divided the community with many claiming that it is just the first step to remove the state significant farmland (SSF) status and opening it up for development.

Linnaeus Estate pushes for wellbeing retreat

A public meeting to discuss a development proposal, at a gated beachside estate, situated between Byron Bay and Lennox Head will be held at the Broken Head Community Hall on Sunday March 1, from 4pm.

Large Browning and Jonson St DA is back, but neighbours still unhappy

A contentious large three storey commercial development at the southern end of Jonson Street is again before the public, and like the previous development application (DA), it has angered immediate neighbours.

Construction of rural cabins and farm stays in Acting Mayor’s sights

The practice of building rural cabins and farmstays in order to cash in on tourism in the Shire would be significantly restricted under a proposal to be voted on at this week’s Byron Council meeting.

Skennars Head locals concerned over changes to LEP

Changes applied for by Intrapac Property in relation to the development of the Skennars Head Expansion Area have raised concerns of locals who will be impacted by the development.

Ewingsdale housing estate subs close Monday

Public submissions close Monday December 8 for a proposal to develop Ewingsdale land surrounding the Byron Central Hospital. Proponent Leigh Belbeck is asking Council to...

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.