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Infrastructure for east end of Mullum

Mullumbimby was founded 135 years ago. In the 1960s sewerage was introduced, as was I suppose drainage infrastructure. Are...

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Statement of faith leaders following attack in Sydney

NSW Premier Chris Minns and Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper have released a joint statement from a diverse group of NSW faith leaders, in an effort to calm tensions following the recent knife attack at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in south western Sydney.

Antisemitic racism

It takes the death of an Aussie, Zomi Frankcom, to remind Prime Minister Albanese that murdering aid workers is...

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Northern Rivers Recovery and Resilience Program announces 36 projects

Bridge expansions, upgraded pumps, enhanced evacuation routes and nature-based projects are just a few of the 36 projects being...

A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

Stories about "fishing":

Protections for Blue Groper must be reviewed

The NSW Opposition has called on the Minns Government to take urgent action to better protect NSW’s marine emblem, the Eastern Blue Groper.

Fishing licences available from Evans Head

Three-day NSW fishing licence from the Evans Head Visitor Information Centre, located at 17 Kirkland Court and need to be acquired for both saltwater and freshwater fishing. 

School holiday tours to Australian Seabird and Turtle Rescue

With 349 turtles, 1349 birds and 81 sea snakes being rescued over the past three years, Ballina's iconic Australian Seabird and Turtle Rescue is modernising and expanding. Assistant Manager Amanda Philp talked to The Echo about what's happening at the rescue centre on North Creek Road during the school holidays.

Cr Keith Williams calls for consultation on South Ballina Beach access

At today's Ballina Council meeting, Cr Keith Williams is going to urge council to write to the NSW Minister for Crown Lands about South Ballina beach, which has recently been closed to public 4WD access.

What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

New lifejacket law for rock fishing in Ballina Shire

After a number of tragedies, rock fishers are now required by law to wear a lifejacket when fishing in the Ballina Shire.

South Coast swaps out marine sanctuaries for fishing zones

Vital sanctuary zones in the Batemans Marine Park are set to be scrapped to accommodate for more recreational fishing.

Wrecks Hunt goes fishing in Mullum

One local is making the point that Byron Shires pot holes are something to behold and finding new and innovative ways to make use of them.

Eat fish and help your native fish thrive

Help the local fish habitat by catching and eating the invasive tilapia, an exotic fish species from Africa, that have been described as the cane toads of Australian waterways as they out compete native fish for habitat and food.

Save Wallum now

The Save Wallum campaign has been ongoing and a strong presence of concerned conservationists are on site at Brunswick Heads. How the state planning...

Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in parliament on March 20, said,...

The bridges of Ballina Council

Ballina Shire Council has started preliminary investigation works at Fishery Creek Bridge, on River Street, and Canal Bridge, on Tamarind Drive, as part of their plan to duplicate both bridges.

Tweed Council wants your ideas on future sports facilities

Tweed Council is looking for feedback from residents about future plans for sport and recreation in the area.