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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

Cartoon of the week – 23 June, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

The knives are out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Reading the letters section of The Echo I came across the two councillor’s Martin and Ndiaye...

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Stories about "fatal road accident":

Elderly pedestrian killed by car, Tweed Heads

An 86-year-old man has died after he was struck by a car at Tweed Heads yesterday afternoon.

MP calls for interchange at Alstonville black spot

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has called for a motorway-style interchange between Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road at Alstonville, the site of several fatal accidents, including one earlier this year.

Man killed in accident with truck on M1

Updated, 10:10am: The northbound lanes of the M1 (Pacific Highway) have reopened following a fatal accident early this morning, when a pedestrian was hit by a truck near near the Brunswick Heads interchange. Traffic is reportedly heavily backed up.

Woman dies in Talofa crash

A woman has died following a single-vehicle crash on Bangalow Road at Talofa, east of Bangalow, on Wednesday afternoon.

Two dead in horror smash on Pacific Highway

The Pacific Highway has reopened after a horror crash in which two people have died and another three people were injured – one critically – yesterday afternoon (Monday December 11).

Man charged over Pacific Motorway double fatality

The driver of a vehicle that crashed, killing two passengers, in the Tweed earlier this year has now been charged.

Driver in fatal Nimbin crash allegedly drunk and stoned

The driver of a four wheel-drive that crashed head-on into a van killing a well-known Nimbin woman last November was allegedly drunk and stoned.

Woman, 69, dies after head-on smash near Casino

A 69-year-old woman from Tabulam died and two men seriously injured after a head-on crash on the Bruxner Highway near Casino yesterday afternoon.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.