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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and...

The solution is absolute transparency

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great...

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Bundjalung Nghari – contemporary Bundjalung stories 

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and words by Steven Oliver, Kylie Caldwell, Ella Noah Bancroft, Daniel...

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Pottsville policing forum asks the hard questions

Members of the Pottsville and Tweed Coast community say that in response to an increase in criminal activity in the area and their request for increased police presence, they were hosting a police presentation at Pottsville.

2021 Seniors Card Directory now available

The latest Seniors Card Directory has been published, offering great discounts for Seniors Card holders from thousands of businesses across the state.

Will parking at the new Tweed hospital be free?

Arguments continue over the state government’s new hospital plans for the Tweed, with parking costs now added to an expanding list of project issues.

Can NSW afford a fire station for Byron?

Arguments over funding for state emergency services on the far north coast continue, with no sign yet of nearly $6 million promised in June.

Relocate to protest about Tweed Valley Hospital site

The Relocate Tweed Valley Hospital from State Significant farmland team are staging a peaceful protest outside the office of local member Geoff Provest this Friday October 5 at 10am.

Tweed Council welcomes funding boost for Anchorage boardwalk

The ageing Anchorage boardwalk bordering Keith Curran Reserve in Tweed Heads has now received the extra funding to replace the boardwalk at no cost to council.

Nationals’ push to wind back daylight saving ridiculed

Tweed MP Geoff Provest is backing a push by a National Party colleague to wind back daylight saving by a month saying the last month is ‘a pain and drags on too long’.

MPs claim policing failure as sod turned for Tweed-Byron HQ

This morning’s turning of the sod for the new $13 million Tweed-Byron police headquarters at Tweed Heads has been overshadowed by political row over crime rates and police numbers in the Tweed-Byron region.

Aboriginal land claim granted over Kingscliff’s Lot 490

An Aboriginal land claim has been granted over the beachfront crown reserve at Kingscliff known as Lot 490, putting an end to a longtime community campaign for the land to be kept as public open space for passive recreation.

Minister stands by rejection of high school for Pottsville

NSW education minister Adrian Piccoli has come under attack for refusing to consider supporting a high school for the fast-growing Pottsville area on the Tweed Coast.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...