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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips....

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’. 

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Rainbow Dragons back on the water for regatta

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has waited a few years to welcome the Northern NSW dragon boat and...

Stories about "mobile phones":

Death by phone?

Joel McPhee, Mullumbimby To the irresponsible person who was looking at her phone whilst driving on Myocum Road on 21 January, causing her to cross...

Handbrake fail

Mobile phone users are being reminded to pay attention to their handbrakes when they hop out of their cars for a quick chat. 

Beware mobile phone ‘voodoo’

Peter Nielsen, Byron Bay. Our EMR awareness group had an information stall at the recent Living Community Festival. We were surprised to find many visitors had attached to their mobile phone a hologram sticker, 'orgonite' wafer, or the like.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...