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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

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Wildlife Hospital sets sights on Wollongbar location

A proposal for a wildlife hospital on a 2.39 hectare parcel of Crown land in Lindendale Road at Wollongbar, is before Ballina Council and on public exhibition. Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital chair, Ninian Gemmell, welcomed consent for the use of Crown land for the proposed hospital.

Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

Creative definition of affordable housing before Byron Council 

A development application is (again) coming before this week’s planning meeting, which attempts to use ‘farm stay’ accommodation to provide affordable housing for students enrolled in agriculture-related courses.

Cr Phil Meehan putting people first

Ballina's Councillor Phil Meehan is standing for election again in December, so what does he stand for? He spoke to The Echo this week.

AI confirms over 85% of the world is affected by human-induced climate change

Climate complexity unpacked to reveal the wide reach of human-induced climate change Eighty-five percent of the world’s population lives in...

Bias

Congratulations on more ridiculous and biased coverage of the protests last Saturday. Rather than objectively report on the march, you...

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Former mayor critical of access to Council information

Senior Council staff are defending their handling of a request for information relating to the Byron bypass project, after being accused of making up the process as they go.

Will Byron Shire achieve an ecologically sustainable future?

We are in a crucial time of species extinction and destruction of our natural environment.

Byron CBD height limits could exceed 11.5m

A Council staff proposal to increase flood level planning height within Council’s review of Byron Bay town centre planning rules could potentially increase heights within the town above the 11.5m limit.

Bypass Biodiversity Destruction Part 2 – ACT NOW

Former mayor Jan Barham explains the increasing community concern that ecological values may have been overlooked in the bypass environmental assessment process.

Former mayor Jan Barham WARNS Bypass Biodiversity destruction – ACT NOW

Byron Shire’s proud history of requiring developers to deliver high standards for biodiversity assessment is undermined by Council’s biobanking approval for the Byron bypass.

Delegated authority now ‘implied’

Former Byron Shire general manager Ken Gainger has been critcised for not seeking specific approval from councillors before continuing to defend, at great cost, the Butler Street bypass case that was brought by residents.

Dawn Walker prepares for life in Macquarie Street

The replacement for Greens MLC Jan Barham has now been settled, after a close vote between Tweed Heads resident Dawn Walker and former staffer to the late Dr John Kaye MP, Kelly Marks, who is based in Sydney.

Praise for Jan Barham

Catherine Cusack MLC, Sydney As a mark of respect and the high esteem in which Jan Barham MLC is held, the entire membership of the NSW...

Walker to run for Barham’s NSW seat

Veteran north-coast Greens campaigner Dawn Walker has set her sights on replacing Greens MLC Jan Barham, after the former Byron Shire mayor announced that she was retiring from state politics.

Housing: is it boom or crisis?

Jan Barham, MLC. We continually hear in the media that NSW, especially Sydney and some key coastal locations like my home town Byron Bay are in a housing boom.

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...