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Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in...

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Byron U/18 girls basketballers undefeated in regional competition

The Byron Bay Beez girls U/18 squad are undefeated and sit on top of the North Eastern Junior League (NEJL) after two of four rounds.

Rural roads need a path to recovery

The recent and continuing rains have turned many of our roads into a sodden mud puddle and the NSW Farmers have renewed calls for real action on road infrastructure funding after continual damage on roads and bridges across the state.

A festival in laneways

Mullumbimby, a town known for its abundance of artists and creatives with a passion for what drives them, is set to host the much-anticipated Laneways Festival 2024 on May 4 and 5.

Keeping an eye on the landscapes of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says they have made a commitment to identify and protect the Tweed’s unique landscape, to this end a draft Scenic Landscape Protection Policy has been prepared to ensure the Shire’s spectacular scenery is front of mind when there is new development, change in land use, or when preparing related new policy.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Not enough letters like this about Gaza in The Echo?

The Echo’s studied indifference to the plight of the Palestinians and its reluctance to publish letters on the subject...

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Queensland bans single-use plastic

On Friday Queensland began a ban on single-use plastics in a bid to better protect the environment from plastic litter.

Ballina Shire to reduce plastic litter by 30% by 2025

The Ballina Shire has less than eighteen months to reduce its plastic litter by nearly a third under a new target adopted by councillors last month.

Time to clean up, ’Straya! Starting with Mullum…

As part of Clean-Up Australia Day on March 6 residents will be out to tackle rubbish and waste in Mullumbimby.

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Litter threatens bird nesting area

No stranger to piles of emptied beer bottles gracefully lining its sandy shores, the tourism hot spot of the Byron Bay once again welcomes its latest addition to the family.

Lismore spreads the litter-free message

A pop-up community lunch was held at Heritage Park in Lismore yesterday to mark the completion of works aimed at keeping the area litter free.

Pollies put tourism above wildlife concerns

S. F.Greene, Byron Bay. I note that Mr Spooner considers himself to care about the environment, yet sometime ago I approached him regarding the possibility of a permanent sign to be placed in or outside the Byron Community Centre, highlighting preservation of local wildlife and awareness of litter on the beaches in relation to repercussions for marine life.

The bridges of Ballina Council

Ballina Shire Council has started preliminary investigation works at Fishery Creek Bridge, on River Street, and Canal Bridge, on Tamarind Drive, as part of their plan to duplicate both bridges.

Tweed Council wants your ideas on future sports facilities

Tweed Council is looking for feedback from residents about future plans for sport and recreation in the area.

REDinc’s new Performing Arts Centre is go!

It’s been a long wait, but two years on from the 2022 flood REDinc in Lismore have announced the official opening of a new Performing Arts Centre.

Not enough letters like this about Gaza in The Echo?

The Echo’s studied indifference to the plight of the Palestinians and its reluctance to publish letters on the subject reveals the moral fibre of...