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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish 

Having lived in so-called ‘Australia’ for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter, Áine Tyrrell, rewrites what is imaginable every step of the...

Kids Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival 2022

If you are a kid, or you know a kid who loves books, reading and creativity, then Byron Writers Festival’s ‘Kids Big Day Out’ on Sunday 28 August is the ultimate event for you!

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of...

Unmissable sessions at Byron Writers Festival

Not sure which sessions to see? We’ve saved the best ’til last and highlighted some of the must-see panels and conversations from the 2022 program to help you decide. Hurry, Day Passes are selling fast!

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Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?

Post bushfire funding welcomed

Bushfires can be devastating and climate change is only increasing the risk of future damage to both communities, landscapes and the impact on wildlife.

Toonumbar Dam retreat gets a $330,000 facelift

A rundown retreat at Toonumbar Dam will get a $330,000 facelift after Kyogle Council sought funding support towards undertaking repairs to 20 cabins.

Very High Fire Danger warning

The North Coast has a High Fire Danger warning today with a Very High Fire Danger warning for the far north coast.

Local asbestos program nominated for award

The increase in DYI household renovations has highlights the importance of how to identify asbestos. It was the increasing quantity of asbestos that was unknowingly being taken to waste facilities in the northern rivers that lead to the development of the North East Waste’s Household Asbestos Testing Program.

Lismore urged to reject Kyogle merger

Lismore city council senior staff are urging councillors to reject merging with Kyogle council because Lismore residents would end up bearing the costs.

Lismore, Kyogle mayors cool on merger talks

The state government should be looking at amalgamating Sydney councils before worrying about councils in country areas, according to Lismore’s mayor Jenny Dowell.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...