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Nationals and Labor didn’t sign Clarence anti-mining pledge
The Clarence Catchment Alliance (CCA) have been seeking the support of all candidates running for the seat of Clarence...
Over $61 million to fix flood damaged roads in Tweed
As the flood 2022 bills come rolling in for Tweed Shire Council (TSC) it has become apparent that almost half of the $125 million total repair bill will be spent on repairing landslides that have impacted access routes.
Big scores and tight bowling determine this season’s cricket grand finalists
Greg Trevena Byron Bay cricketers won their third-grade semi-final against Bangalow on the back of a century to Matt Larsson...
Homeless koala house hunting in Manly
As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.
Cleaning up the Richmond River
Like many who have suffered in the floods the Richmond River estuary is still feeling the weight of last year's floods.
Election 2023 – Tweed: Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald is running for the seat of Tweed on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption. The key element to their campaign is to reduce immigration to Australia from 200,000 back to 70,000 per annum.
Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house
The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.
Stories about "emergency":
Public Safety Preservation Act declared at Nerang
Queensland Police made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) due to an ongoing operation at Nerang yesterday evening.
What’s missing from the Mullum Pod Flood Report?
The Resilience NSW (ResNSW) Flood Report on the impact of the fill at the emergency housing site at Mullumbimby was finally released to the public on 7 November.
Disaster unfolding in Lismore and beyond
Levee overtopped: John Walker GM of LIsmore just told ABC North Coast that as at 10.25am the water was just at the top of the levee in Lismore and was trickling over the top. At places in the CBD there are already 3m of water before the overtopping of the levee, and if the water level rises to 11m then most of the CBD will be inundated.
Responding to disaster
Our local communities are becoming old hands at responding effectively to natural disasters. This was shown dramatically in the widescale flooding of the Northern Rivers, when small towns, and the city of Lismore, were isolated from any outside help.
Wildlife hidden victims of flood catastrophe
Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has seen a steep rise in their intake of injured animals since the beginnings of the Northern Rivers flood emergency.
Ballina Rotary getting stuck into flood recovery
Col Lee, President of Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary, spoke to The Echo about his club's recovery work across the region in the wake of the flood emergency.
MP Justine Elliot blasts Morrison for ignoring Richmond
Richmond MP Justine Elliot is calling on the federal government to extend additional disaster payments to the Tweed, Byron and Ballina Shires.
NSW gov advertises Emergency Management Coordinator job
The NSW government’s Emergency Management Coordinator is a newly advertised position is to cover the area from the Central Coast to the North Coast with a starting salary of around $99K plus super.
Ballina evacuation centre humming
In a big change from basketball, the temporary flood evacuation centre at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre on Cherry Street was a hive of activity across the weekend as displaced residents found emergency shelter and assistance.
Northern Rivers: there’s more rain on the way
There is further heavy rain forecast for parts of the Northern Rivers – The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting heavy rainfall, damaging winds and thunderstorms across many areas today.
Not a ‘bonanza for developers and land bankers’ as local councils lose planning controls?
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The NSW Department of Planning and Environment were quick to respond to the article ‘A bonanza for developers and land bankers?’ published on 21 March 2023 on The Echo online ‘to correct the inaccuracies contained in your article’.
NSW state election
Janelle’s four year road to the 2023 vote
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Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Janelle Saffin's win in the seat of Lismore and with not a minute to celebrate, Saffin spoke to The Echo about the 2023 campaign.
Appeal to locate woman missing from Tweed Heads
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman, Kara Symington, missing from Tweed Heads since Tuesday.
Clarence State Electorate
Election 2023: Crystal ball gazing and hot tips
In a tight election, with many predicting a hung parliament, all eyes are on Sydney seats to see if any Teals can wrest seats from Liberals – and can Labor regain an inner Sydney seat from the Greens?