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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Kids Helpline ready for the school year to begin

As children across Australia begin a new school year, Kids Helpline is reminding families to keep an eye on their children’s wellbeing at what can be an anxious and stressful time.

Man dies in highway crash at Chinderah

A man has died following a crash at Chinderah overnight.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.

Interested in starting a business along the Tweed rail trail?

People interested in starting a business along the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail can now register their interest in joining the Rail Trail Partner Program.

A bone of contention

Along with over 20,000 locals I would like answers from Tweed Shire Council, and the state government, to the...

New partnership set to ReCirculate plastic waste into construction material

Turning the Northern Rivers' unwanted plastics into a reusable commodity is one step closer, with Southern Cross University and CRDC Global signing a new partnership agreement.

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It’s back – Ewingsdale over 55s proposed around hospital

An over 55s estate behind the Byron hospital on Ewingsdale Road is again being proposed, this time by ASX-listed corporation Ingenia Communities.

‘No market’ for Ewingsdale medical centre says local doctor

A medical professional has told The Echo that the recently approved Ewingsdale facility is not needed and was not requested by anyone within the local medical fraternity.

Planning panel okayed medical centre without community input

It’s emerged that a recent decision to approve an $8m private hospital DA on Ewingsdale Road and McGettigans Lane by the JRPP was made without any community representation.

Massive Ewingsdale medical centre rubber stamped by JRPP

A large medical centre on the corner of McGettigans Lane and Ewingsdale Road has been approved by the Joint Regional Planning panel.

Traffic, height issues mar Ewingsdale medical centre plan

With the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) considering a large medical centre on McGettigans Lane/Ewingsdale Rd, The Echo has a peek at what is proposed.

Housing near hospitals not all good news

Rhonda Ellis, Lismore. Whatever its faults the new Byron Central Hospital is a fait accompli and Byron Shire needs to plan carefully to live with it. While councillors appear to be in ‘uncharted waters’ regarding a major development including seniors’ housing close to the hospital and residents’ opinions seem to be half-hearted and mixed.

Ewingsdale ‘seniors’ development refused

Byron Shire Council has refused a proposed mixed commercial, medical and residential development adjacent to the new Byron Central Hospital, which the proponents had attempted to justify by saying it was aimed at seniors.

Ewingsdale developers seek state intervention

The proponents of the large-scale Ewingsdale seniors/commercial precinct are urging the state to take over planning approval for the site, claiming Byron Shire Council is taking too long

Calls for state intervention into Byron council

Former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham, who is now a state Greens MLC, has taken the extraordinary step of calling on planning minister Rob Stokes to intervene in two matters due to face council today.

Ewingsdale ‘seniors’ development hits hurdles

A large-scale seniors housing and commercial precinct is before Byron Shire Council again this Thursday (April 7) and, according to staff, the draft DCP submitted by the developer includes ‘issues not previously considered’.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.