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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

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Last chance for your say on revised West Byron DA

Dailan Pugh  Villa World’s West Byron development is back, and until September 30 you can make a submission to Byron Council. It's been badged as...

Conditions made public on controversial Sunrise townhouse DA

The Land and Environment Court has rubber stamped an agreement between a developer and Byron Council regarding a controversial ‘affordable housing’ proposal, leaving residents greatly disappointed about the outcome, and the process by which it was achieved.

Ryan’s win over North Lismore Plateau DA

The Land and Environment Court has ruled that approval of the development application to create over 400 residential lots on the North Lismore Plateau, is invalid.

Gloucester community delighted that Rocky Hill judgment to stand

The ruling on the proposed coal mine for Gloucester made it clear that the impact of coal mining on local communities is detrimental – yet the threat of an appeal still hung over the local community of Gloucester. 

Court reserves judgement on Bangalow project

The NSW Land and Environment Court has reserved its judgement on a controversial development in Bangalow's historic Station Street for a building with eight shop-top residential units and three shops which Byron Shire Council had rejected twice previously.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...