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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Grow yourself on a farm tour

S Haslam  The most memorable experiences, those that enrich our lives and take us in new directions, are often hands-on...

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Nerves

Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Stories about "JRPP":

‘Locals’ West Byron DA refused

Few shows at the Byron Theatre receive such a resounding standing ovation as the Joint Regional Planning Panel on Monday after it refused permission for a 387-lot suburb at West Byron.

JRPP defers decision on Skennars Head development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on a contentious development proposal for 229-lot housing estate at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, after developer Intrapac’s representatives pitched to have Ballina Shire Council’s four recommended ‘deferred commencement’ conditions withdrawn.

JRPP closes meeting on North Lismore Plateau to public

The meeting to decide the fate of the North Lismore Plateau development application by the Joint Regional Planning Panel last night was closed to the public following disruption from audience members.

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.

Skennars Head locals concerned over changes to LEP

Changes applied for by Intrapac Property in relation to the development of the Skennars Head Expansion Area have raised concerns of locals who will be impacted by the development.

West Byron landowner takes Council to court

One of the developers behind the contentious and large-scale West Byron urban/commercial development on Ewingsdale Road is taking Byron Shire Council to court over a deemed refusal, despite it being yet to be determined by the JRPP. 

‘No market’ for Ewingsdale medical centre says local doctor

A medical professional has told The Echo that the recently approved Ewingsdale facility is not needed and was not requested by anyone within the local medical fraternity.

Planning panel okayed medical centre without community input

It’s emerged that a recent decision to approve an $8m private hospital DA on Ewingsdale Road and McGettigans Lane by the JRPP was made without any community representation.

Massive Ewingsdale medical centre rubber stamped by JRPP

A large medical centre on the corner of McGettigans Lane and Ewingsdale Road has been approved by the Joint Regional Planning panel.

Govt inaction delays Byron school upgrade

On Thursday (May 17) the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel deferred making a decision on the long awaited upgrade to Byron Bay Public School because of a missing government traffic study.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.