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Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Comparisons

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

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JRPP defers decision on West Byron development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on the controversial ‘local’ development application for West Byron, potentially leaving the matter to be decided by the Land and Environment Court.

Resident group’s last ditch bid to halt West Byron development

The Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) has deferred a decision on the 'locals' plan for a development at West Byron, citing the lateness of additional information from the proponent meaning council and RFS had insufficient time to prepare a response.

West Byron JRPP determination meeting date set

A contentious large-scale housing/industrial proposal for land opposite the Byron industry estate on Ewingsdale Road will be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel next month.

Tweed reps for state planning panel sought

Nominations are being called for Tweed Shire Council's representatives on the state's planning body which will decide major developments in the Tweed over the next three years.

Planning dept supports JRPP chair

The man heading up the panel that will make the final decision on the Lennox Head ski jump proposal has recently been criticised by land and environment judges over his poor handling of a council amalgamation report .

DA in for Lennox Olympic ski jump

Ballina shire council has received the development application from the NSW office of sport for the proposed Lennox Head Olympic aerial training ski jump at Lake Ainswoth and local residents have been quick to react and state that they do not see a place for the ski jump in Lennox Head.

Major developments decided without oversight

Hans Lovejoy The independence of a planning panel which decides developments too large for councils has been defended by the NSW planning department. Major developments valued...

Terranora’s scenic views ‘spoilt’

Luis Feliu One of the Tweed’s most scenic routes at Terranora is slowly being eaten away by development with yet another proposal to turn prime...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.