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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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Independence key?

Christine Willmot, Sunrise Thanks Echo, for getting worthy successors for the Mungo Comment space. Margo Kingston, for instance, in a recent...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: When ‘Yes’ means ‘No’

It seems that even in alternative communities, sexual politics haven’t really been that alternative. Patriarchal narrative reigns supreme. Men tend to be the ‘gurus’, and as it turns out, gurus still like their cock sucked. Generally, by young women.

AVO sparks ‘community standards of behaviour’ forum

Barefoot Law founder and mayoral candidate Mark Swivel, is hosting an event regarding ‘AVOs, harassment, abuse and violence’, to be held June 17 from 6pm at the Byron Community Centre Cavanbah Room.

Taking it to the cleaners – workers speak 

It’s the type of text message exchange that Byron cleaning business owners like Cristina Arcila are becoming all too familiar with.

Power Pair Claim New Table Tennis Trophy

The Byron Bay Table Tennis Club held their inaugural mixed doubles tournament last week at Newrybar Hall and declared Ian Evans and Janice Best champions, after they won three from three matches.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

Stories about "Mercato":

Mercato sell off

Virginia Black, Suffolk Park Congratulations to Azzura Investments and Wingate Property who have sold Mercato for $120 million, they must be laughing all the way to...

Another large Byron CBD development before public

Developers Dr Stanley Quek and Adam Garrisson (Multiplicity Byron Bay Pty Ltd) are proposing a mixed commercial residential complex in Byron’s CBD, located next...

Essence of Byron mega hotel rejected by govt panel

A massive proposal for a 146 room tourist hotel proposal at the old Byron Woolies site has been knocked back over exceeding the floor...

Have your say on a massive proposal for old Byron Woolies site

A massive new 146 room hotel is proposed for the existing old Byron Woolies site, next to the Mercato shopping centre on Jonson Street. But...

Residents Group opposes proposed Byron hotel

Byron Residents Group are urging concerned residents to have their say over a massive hotel next to Mercato on Jonson Street and submissions have just been extended for a week.

Byron’s new shopping mall just months away from opening

In approximately five months’ time, the doors will open on ‘Mercato on Byron’. Some see it as a welcome addition that will attract more visitors and create local jobs, while others bemoan a further ‘Gold Coastification’ of the Shire.

Issue of radioactive dust in Byron Bay blows up again

Byron Environment Centre (BEC) and a prominent council watcher say their calls for information about possible radioactive dust pollution during excavation at the Mercato shopping mall site in Byron Bay are falling on deaf ears.

Tree removal heralds demise of a special place

David Morris, Byron Bay.  The strident racket of chainsaw and mulcher before 8am the other day alerted me. Hurrying round to Jonson Street I witnessed...

Paperbarks cut down as Mercato development steps up

Byron Shire Council's community enforcement team are visiting the site of the the Mercato development in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, after a tip-off to Echonetdaily that two large old paperbark trees may be being unlawfully removed.

Byron’s big mall gets started

Construction is set to start next week on Mercato on Byron – a new supermarket, retail and cinema complex in Jonson Street. Earthworks will begin ‘as part of an 18-month project to create regional NSW’s most sustainable shopping complex in keeping with Byron’s relaxed beachside style.’

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.