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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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26 Tweed Safe Places announced for Tweed women and children

The death of women, and danger to children, in intimate partner violence remains in the spotlight. Richmond MP Justine Elliot has announced that the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program will provide 26 Tweed Safe Places in Tweed Shire

Lismore: 85-house land release announced; ROR say bought-back houses should provide accommodation

Meeting the immediate, mid-term and long-term needs of residents of Lismore following the 2022 floods has proven a challenge for the NSW government. Reclaiming our Recovery have welcomed news that houses bought back by the NSW Reconstruction Authority may now be used for housing.

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

Residents face being cut from Mullum’s water 

Dozens of Mullumbimby residents located close to the town’s local water source at Lavertys Gap Weir in Wilsons Creek are uniting against a recommendation by Byron Shire Council staff to disconnect the town’s local water supply.

Public spaces or private profit?

‘We need more public spaces like libraries where the expectation is that you can be there without having to spend money.’

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Creating a haven for Lismore’s youth

Lismore has limited opportunities for young people and winners of ABC Takeover Lismore from the May leadership summit are collaborating with Lismore City Council to launch a transformative new initiative for local youth: High Schoolers Haven. 

Lismore draft Flood Risk Management Plan out for feedback

The Lismore City Council has released its draft Flood Risk Management Plan, with public submissions due by 23 June.

Preparing Lismore for future floods

Lismore City Council has created a new dedicated position of Emergency Management Coordinator to help prepare for future emergencies. 

Goonellabah Skate Park overhaul to start next week

New ‘skate elements’ to be introduced have reportedly been designed by skatepark specialists Trinity Skateparks, with input from ‘local enthusiasts’.

Lismore residents ‘dumbfounded’ by councils lack of scrutiny of DA with ‘serious short-comings’

Local residents and Wilson Nature Reserve Landcare Group have said they are ‘dumbfounded’ at the lack of scrutiny of the ongoing development application at 37 City View Drive, East Lismore.

Anzac Day events in the Northern Rivers

Around Australia people will come together this Thursday to pay their respects and remember those who have served, and continue to serve, the nation during times of conflict. Listed are details for Tweed, Ballina, Lismore, Byron, Kyogle, and Richmond Valley Council areas.

28 affordable home applications received by Lismore Council

On 1 July, 2023 the Lismore City Council launched the Housing Grant program aimed at encouraging the building of new affordable home in the local area.

Celebrating the Easter Bilby in Lismore

The Lismore Bilby Discovery Adventure is a unique Easter celebration inviting families to join in during the lead up to Easter. 

New tourism plan for Lismore region

In a move aimed at bolstering Lismore's visitor economy, Lismore City Council has greenlit a roadmap to navigate the region towards tourism growth.

Prime agricultural land to be rezoned for development in Lismore

Last night's Lismore Council meeting unanimously passed a voluntary planning agreement to rezone 70 hectares of prime agricultural land at 1055 Bruxner Highway. 

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.