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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

This is the full version from the edited down July 28, 2021 Echo print edition: A flyer circulating within the...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

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Charges laid over allegedly deliberately lit fires – Burringbar and Mooball

An RFS volunteer has been charged following an investigation into several, allegedly deliberately lit, fires in the Burringbar and Mooball areas.

Council needs funds for Mooball Ck training walls

The Tweed Shire Council has resolved at last Thursday's Council meeting, to commit $290,000 towards repairing the Mooball Creek training walls at Pottsville.

Duranbah fire being controlled

An RFS spokesman said that a house was destroyed by fire in Mooball yesterday. The Duranbah bushfire has covered 294 ha and is being controlled by local crews with support from the air.

Rail trail – Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek

A rail trail, walking and cycling track, has once again been backed by the NSW state government between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek today.

Need help to fill out your category C funding applications?

With the recent declaration of category C funding being opened to businesses in Stokers Siding, Burringbar, Upper Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek the office of small business will provide assistance to fill out the forms and determine their eligibility.

Burringbar flood meeting a success with more to come

The flood information evening held in Burringbar last Tuesday 9 May was a great success and addressed issues ranging from the M1 contributing to flooding and clearing waterways to resolving disputes with insurance companies.

Mooball to Burringbar community working together on flood recovery

Trying to get back on their feet following the recent devastation of Cyclone Debbie, residents and businesses of Burringbar, Stokers Siding, Mooball and Crabbes Creek are being encouraged to come to the meeting being held by the Burringbar Community Association.

Mooball’s massive expansion plan approved

A controversial proposal to expand the Tweed village of Mooball at least five-fold has been given the green light after three years of negotiations and despite concerted community opposition.

Mooball rezoning: community ignored, developer reaps the profits

L Smith, Tweed Heads. The decision by four Tweed shire councilors last week to ride roughshod over the vast majority of the Mooball community by removing the recommendation of staff for the rezoning of rural land to increase the minimum lot size from 450m2 to 700m2 will maximise the profits of developers.

Mooball rezoning plan pushed ahead

The controversial plan for the rezoning of rural land surrounding Mooball which is set to increase the size of the village tenfold has been pushed ahead, despite a planning staff recommendation and resident pleas to increase the proposed lot size.

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...