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Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

A proposal by developer Callum Sked to subdivide flood-prone land near the Mullumbimby Showground is now on public exhibition on Council’s website until June 25.

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Ballina Council blacklists wrong tree

The Macaranga tanarius is a tree that is commonly seen as a pioneer species in disturbed rainforest areas. In...

Mullum students off to parliament

During the April Easter school holidays, three Mullum High students represented the local electorates in the prestigious NSW Youth Parliament program camp.  

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

AI’s invisible bystanders

In her Echo column last week, Mandy Nolan recommended literature for her daughter, including classics like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird. 

New Australian Marbles Champion

After a five-year hiatus the battle for the title of Australian Marbles Champion again took place as part of the Old & Gold Festival held in Brunswick Heads last Saturday.

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Millions and millions for development in the Tweed

The NSW Government promised last week to help the Tweed Shire Council upgrade Tweed Coast Road and sports fields on Depot Road.

Action needed on affordable housing and land banking say regional city Mayors

Regional Cities NSW mayors have called on the state government to take action on the worsening housing crisis outside of Sydney as they call for affordable housing and a way to stop developers land banking.

Rate increase proposed for Tweed’s Kings Forest

Tweed Shire Council is applying for a special rate variation (SRV) of 4.35 per cent for the new Kings Forest subdivision.

Kings Forest hospital site not shovel ready: Tweed MP

Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) has cast doubt on claims by federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (ALP) that Labor’s preferred site for the new Tweed Hospital is ‘shovel ready’.

Koala campaigners oppose Kings Forest hospital call

The prospect of locating a hospital on prime Cudgen farmland has a seen group of locals jumping into bed with developer Leda Holdings, which is making a play to have the hospital at Kings Forest.

Tweed’s Kings Forest open day: Monday June 11

An open day at the Kings Forest development site in Tweed Shire this Monday, June 11 will be considering the possible relocation of the new Tweed Valley Hospital site to this location.

Fire burns out 50ha at Kings Forest

A fire that has burnt out more than 50 hectares of mostly grassland at Depot Road, Kings Forest, has been brought under control overnight, according to the Rural Fire Service.

Tweed koalas worse off under revised township plan

Survival of endangered koalas in and around the Cudgen Nature Reserve next to the proposed Kings Forest township would be threatened under a plan by the developer to reduce offset habitat and food trees.

‘Devil in the detail’ of north coast plan: EDO

Environmental advocacy lawyers EDO believe the threat of resumed CSG exploration on the north coast is relatively small but are very concerned about the fate of development outlined in the draft North Coast Regional Plan on dwindling koala populations.

Tweed Coast Road’s scenic values threatened: mayor

Tweed Shire Council has paved the way for a major service-station complex on the Tweed Coast Road opposite the entry to the Kings Forest township development for 5,000 homes, despite fears it will spoil the road's scenic values.

Winter fest at Byron High, June 18

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival (a.k.a the WAF) showcase evening on Tuesday, June 18. 

Man dies following fatal crash – Yorklea, south of Casino

About 1am on Thursday emergency services responded to reports after a vehicle crashed into a tree.

Broken Head Quarry development plan rears its head once again

Long-dormant plans to turn the former Broken Head Quarry site into a residential development have lumbered out of the bush like a bewildered dinosaur.

Can I have more?

Whooo hooo! Byron Bay business community donates $1,360 to BayFM… ‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ should have been the headline in last...