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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

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Intrapac’s representatives pitched to have Ballina Shire Council’s four recommended ‘deferred commencement’ conditions withdrawn.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.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.