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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so...

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child...

Stories about "glyphosate":

Something in the air – and not in a good way

Anthea Amore, Byron Bay. On Thursday July 28 my husband and I were walking on Brunswick Heads beach around 8.30am at low tide from the...

Women strip to protest Roundup spraying

A group of north coast women have put their bodies on the line, literally, in an effort to stop councils and government authorities spraying glyphosate in their weed reduction activities.

Insurer warns councils over use of Roundup

Recent findings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) into the key ingredient in world’s top selling chemical weed killer, Roundup, has been supported by the NSW councils’ insurer.

Byron council attacked over ‘carcinogenic’ Roundup use

A Wilsons Creek resident is still waiting to hear back on a complaint he lodged to Byron Shire Council almost a month ago over its continued use of the herbicide glyphosate, despite it being declared ‘a probable carcinogen’ by the World Health Organisation.

Huonbrook weeders cry foul over council spraying

A roadside weeding initiative by a few concerned locals has failed to stop Byron Shire Council spraying the controversial herbicide glyphosate in Huonbrook.

Is glyphosate poisoning Wilsons Creek?

Sam Brown, Upper Wilsons Creek. Jeez it’s easy to feel conflicted when you live in the Byron bubble. Here we have our well-intended and hard working Landcare group getting a grant of $99,800 to inject glyphosate (Roundup) into coral trees along the watercourses of Huonbrook and Wilsons Creek.

Dead platypus in Upper Wilsons Creek

Michael Balson, Upper Wilsons Creek

Pesticide-free regen

Nadia de Souza Pietramale, Mullumbimby Creek. Back in 2004, after doing one year of a Masters in Environmental Management at NSW University, I decided to challenge myself as a bush regenerator.

Byron aims for chemical-free weed control

Byron Shire Council voted last week to aim to go chemical-free within the next five years in a new shire-wide weed/pest management policy.

Towards chemical-free public spaces

Ellen White, Georgica. In Canada, nine out of 10 provinces and over 170 municipalities restrict or ban the use of pesticides in public spaces, in some cases extending this to schools, crèches, hospitals, etc.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...