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Lismore skate ramp on the move

Tomorrow the vertical skate ramp from Victoria Street in Lismore will be transported by road to Nimbin, to a private property.

Incoming holiday letting rules discriminatory, say residents

Byron Bay resident, Catherine Henniker, told The Echo she lives in one of the parts of the town that has been deemed ‘365 nights for short-term holiday lets’, under new state government rules to be introduced in September.

Bangalow rezoning proposal includes first affordable housing lot for Council 

A scheme created by Byron Council in a bid to generate more affordable housing in the shire looks set to get its first workout when a housing project comes before this week’s Council meeting.

Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We Need to Talk about Birth

Birth is magical. It is powerful and wild and beautiful and scary and miraculous. Until it’s not. When things go to shit, it happens fast and when your baby dies, your life is changed forever, but not in the way you were expecting.

Bill Stewart – a man who loved his frangipanis

Bill was born and raised in Mullumbimby, he attended both primary and high school here. He wasn't an academic but loved sports.

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Tweed Council reverses 10-storey height limit for Cobaki

Tweed Shire Councillors have rescinded a motion passed in December that would have allowed for developments up to 10 storeys at Leda’s Cobaki Lakes development.

Cobaki Lakes rate increase a ‘win for environment’

Tweed Shire Council says a recently approved rate increase on the yet-to-be-released Cobaki Lakes development is a win for the surrounding environment.

Big Tweed developer fined over Cobaki estate breaches

Developers of the Cobaki Estate on the Tweed coast have been slapped with ‘the maximum possible fine for failing to protect environmentally sensitive areas as required by its conditions of approval.’

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.

Kings Forest gets green light to clear Wallum Sedge Frog habitat

Chris Dobney’s article in Echonetdaily of 25 May 2015 was headed Kings Forest gets green light to clear koala habitat. Unfortunately, they have also got the green light to clear the vulnerable Wallum Sedge Frog (WSF) habitat.

Unauthorised roadworks ‘destroying saltmarsh’ at Cobaki

Just days before it was given the go-ahead to clear koala habitat at its Kings Forest development, Bob Ell’s Leda group was given an extension to find a solution to environmental issues created at its planned Cobaki estate when it built an unauthorised roadway.

Tweed-Byron koala project recognised

A program to help save Tweed coast koalas, which currently face threats on a number of fronts, has been recognised nationally as a groundbreaking initiative.

Ex-mayor quits lobby over Leda link

The proposed involvement of the Tweed's biggest developer in a new conservative political lobby has sparked an implosion of the group with the resignation of its president, a former Tweed mayor.

Leda’s complaints over GM sacking rejected

A push by the Tweed's biggest developer to try and sideline progressive councillors who had voted to sack the former general manager has been dismissed by the state government.

Leda’s complaints of corruption dismissed

An independent investigator who dismissed Leda's allegations of corrupt conduct against Tweed Shire Council told councillors that some of the claims were of a purely personal nature.

Byron influencers

I'd love to know the fashion swimwear evolution for the Bundjalung people swimming at Tyagarah, 60,000, 50,000, 40,000, 30,000, 20,000, 10,000 and 250 years...

How would you stop koalas going extinct in the wild?

The strategy for koala conservation is currently under review and the community is being asked for feedback on the best ways to help NSW’s endangered koalas.

First Australian made and owned rocket test flight coming…

Gilmour Space Technologies is looking to put Australia on the map when it comes to space flight with the first test flight of an Australian-made and owned rocket coming in a few months.

Mandy gets back to a little virgin sacrifice

The virgin sacrifice is bak with Mandy Nolan bringing the Northern Rivers a new batch of comedy virgins coming to the stage.