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SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will...

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Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Regional Lions Club funding gets a new 10-seater for the Rainbow Dragons

Ross Kendall The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club (RRDBC) will have a new, 10-seater boat for competition training thanks to...

To kill all Jews? No…

Subhi Awad, Mullumbimby With respect to Wakil and Macklin (Letters, 21 July) the assertion that the Palestinian resistance wants to kill...

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The...

Staged rollout change for large OS DA

Plans by a developer to change the staged rollout for a large Ocean Shores subdivision, and nine dwellings on 11 and 13 Warrambool Rd and 9 Bian Crt, Ocean Shores, are now on exhibition on Council’s website.

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NEFA: National Koala Recovery Plan doomed to fail

The North East Forest Alliance say that the recently released Commonwealth Government Draft Koala Recovery Plan is doomed to fail as it’s a plan that doesn't save the trees where the koalas are living.

Land clearing rule threatens koala habitat 

A mapping analysis of the NSW Government’s plan to allow rural landholders to clear 25 metre fire breaks around properties, threatens tens of thousands of hectares of significant koala habitat.

Koala report a gamechanger for habitat protection

Scenes of injured, dead and dying koalas from last summer's apocalyptic fires, can't be unseen, yet are we doing enough to protect what is left of this dwindling species?

Council takes another look at habitat destruction for bypass

Byron Shire Council has confirmed it will now refer itself to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) over the presence of the critically endangered Mitchell’s rainforest snail and the potential destruction of its primary habitat to build the Byron bypass.

Thrash ’n’ Treasure market at Habitat

This Sunday 30 September there’s a Thrash ’n’ Treasure market at Habitat in Byron and all the registration money will be donated to the Disabled Surfers Association, who’ll receive over $500 from the day.

Where multimedia and ink mix

On Friday 3 August Byron Bay’s most notorious pop-up creative agency brings you PERMANENT, another injection of culture in the highly anticipated Popped Space situated in Habitat, Byron Bay.

$38.5m Habitat DA approved by planning panel

A large mixed commercial/residential estate in Byron's Arts and Industry Estate sailed through its approval process last week with the JRPP chair saying he was was ‘comfortable’ with a height variation request as it was ‘minor.’

$38.5m Habitat DA pushes height limit

Developers behind the third stage of Habitat, located on Bayshore Drive near Elements of Byron in the Arts and Industry Estate, have justified their request to push the height variation owing to its being unlikely to affect neighbouring properties.

Understanding the impact of raising Clarrie Hall Dam

Aquatic habitat in Doon Doon Creek and the Tweed River will be mapped over the next year by scientists from EcoLogical who are looking at how the raising of Clarrie Hall Dam may impact on fish and other aquatic species.

Is it a tavern, canteen, cafe or restaurant?

David Dixon, Byron Bay. Habitat's neighbours expected a humble, low impact canteen with a limited market but got a loud, destination restaurant that is trying to establish itself on the local and national foodie scene.

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

Pandemic

Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

Read all about it…

Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...