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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

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.  

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.

Belongil beach hut

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

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

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Federal Drive closed amid landslip fears

Byron Shire Council has been forced to close a section of Federal Drive at Federal because of the potential for a serious land slip.

Flood of road repairs in Tweed

Almost a year after the catastrophic March 2017 floods, Tweed Shire Council has finally awarded the first bundle of major-sized flood repair road packages to the value of about $1.9 million.

Stop using Wilsons Ck as a political football

Ms A Maclean, Huonbrook. I am not in possession of the full facts in regard to the Belongil rock wall saga so would not presume to comment until I am. In the meantime I would request that those not in full possession of the facts in regards the geography and history of the Byron Shire's landslips do not use the Wilson's Creek community as a political football via the media.

Landslips: councils also to blame

Rossco Phillips, Wanganui Road, Wanganui. It’s now two years since Wanganui Road suffered landslips. As I wrote in my letter to the Echo back then, these slips (one in particular) were at least partially man-made, not ‘natural’ disasters, due to lack of maintenance.

MPs criticised over landslip response

Wilsons Creek residents have vented their anger at local Nationals MPs over what they say is an inadequate response to landslips in their valley, located west of Mullumbimby.

Downpour caused $1m damage to Byron’s roads

The heavy downpour that occurred in the early hours of New Year’s Day has caused more damage than was initially thought in the Byron Shire hinterland.

Wilsons Creek Road landslip will need federal funding

Wilsons Creek residents woke up to an unwanted New Year’s present after flash floods in the early hours of January 1 caused a major landslip that once again blocked the only road in and out of the village.

Landslip site tender advertised

Residents on Byron’s Upper Coopers Creek Road may finally get back their access to the outside world – almost a year to the day after it was washed away.

Byron landslips work ‘progressing’

The repair bill for 12 landslips that have affected roads in Byron Shire could be as high as $10 million, but will be paid...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

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?’

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.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.