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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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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...

Mt Warning ban

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

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

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Sculpture bird art adorns Council foyer

Art can be divisive and cyberstalking can be invasive, says local art curator Dev Lengjel.

Disco Dong’s legacy lives on in ‘lessons learned’ for Byron Council

Byron's 'Disco Dong' sculpture will soon be removed from its throne on the Bayshore Dr roundabout, but its legacy looks set to live on for decades to come through the council's public art policy.

Public kept in the dark over ‘Disco Dong’

Byron Council has refused to release a structural investigation report detailing serious safety issues affecting the ‘Disco Dong’ sculpture on the Bayshore Drive roundabout.

Ding, Dong… could ‘that’ sculpture soon be dead?

The infamous ‘Disco Dong’ sculpture on the Bayshore Drive roundabout could be removed by Council within months after an investigation found ‘structural and non-structural’ safety issues.

Art panel: lighthouse sculpture artist should be given chance to finish the job

Byron Council’s public art panel has recommended that the artist behind the much-discussed lighthouse sculpture on the Bayshore Drive roundabout be allowed to ‘finish the job’, at an estimated cost of up to $45,000.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...