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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Woman dies in multi-vehicle crash near Lismore

A woman has died in a multi-vehicle crash south-west of Lismore yesterday.

NSW says ‘No’ to decriminalising drugs but pivots towards a health-based response

After waiting almost three years to respond to the recommendations of the NSW Ice Inquiry NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has rejected the recommendation to decriminalise use of illicit drugs. 

Something for everyone at Byron Theatre in October

Get your pulse pumping at the 2022 Radical Reels Tour on Friday 7 October at 7pm, presented by Adventure...

Major construction works to begin at Tweed tip

The next phase of the Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre (the Tip) is about to begin with major construction works set to begin on the master plan.

Mangroves keep carbon in the soil for 5,000 years

Marine forests are great long-term carbon sinks. In fact, according to new research on a Mexican mangrove forest, they can keep carbon out of the atmosphere for millennia.

Unions meet with Norco over staff stand down

With flood-ravaged Norco in Lismore under scrutiny, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, and the Electrical Trades Union met with management on Thursday to discuss the company’s plans for its Lismore ice cream factory.

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Environmental impact assessment needed for increased STP flow

An environmental impact statement is needed for any changes to the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant and its impacts upon the Belongil Estuary say hydrologist and effected landholders.

Belongil Creek info session coming up

Those interested in the Belongil Creek catchment are invited to a community drop-in session on November 12 at the Byron Community Centre to share information they may have and learn about the development of the Belongil Creek Estuary Opening Strategy.

Tallow Creek has opened to the ocean

Overnight the mouth of Tallow Creek at Suffolk Park opened and water is now flowing into the ocean. Yesterday afternoon Byron Shire Council used a small excavator to scrape the sandbar to a height just above the water level.

Should Tallow Creek mouth be opened?

For several months Echonetdaily has been fielding calls from Suffolk Park residents whose properties adjoin Tallow Creek, complaining the high water levels, flooding and lack of beach access.

Council unable to open Tallow Creek despite ‘putrid’ water

Byron Shire Council says its permit to open Tallow Creek mouth cannot be activated, despite residents warning the quality of the water is ‘black and sulphurous’ with ‘algae covering large areas’.

Belongil Creek dredging ‘in accordance with licence conditions’

Dredging of the mouth of Belongil Creek undertaken this week by Byron Shire Council was carried out ‘in strict accordance with licence conditions’ imposed by the NSW Government, council’s director of infrastructure services, Phil Holloway, has told Echonetdaily.

Our precious coastline deserves collective care

Day after day, I watch the sun rise. Light glitters on the clear crystal surf as well as the smoky quartz Tallow lagoon. These different water jewels crown two parks, Arakwal and Cape Byron.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.