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April 23, 2024
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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Grand opening in Casino on Saturday

Richmond Valley Council says the upgraded Casino Showground and Racecourse will be a major hub for events in regional NSW, with a focus on horse-related activities.

Editorial – What are the people doing in your neighbourhood?

If you are stuck for something to do this Thursday, why not take part in local democracy?

Anti-Israel bias

Many locals have approached me to say how shocked they are at the extreme anti-Israel bias that is expressed...

Wallum

It is, at best, amusing, but mostly disappointing, to see The Echo reporting on the mayoral minute to Council...

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.

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Rebuilding for the next flood

Mullum Cares founder and president, Sasha Mainsbridge, opened her home last week to demonstrate how to effectively rebuild for future flood events.

Flood adaptation service launches

Local not-for-profit Mullum Cares has launched a new service to help flood-impacted locals make their homes liveable and more able to withstand future flood events.

Waste into art – RATs to be transformed

The Shire’s RAT (rapid antigen test) upcycling project has taken a significant step forward, with a local OP shop and a well-known sculptor putting their hands up to take part.

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to announce the beginning of their...

Time to kick the plastic habit?

Plastic has been at the forefront of action on reducing humans impacts on the environment and with Plastic Free July in full swing local councils and environment groups are reminding people to come on board and think about the way you use plastic.

Salvaging culture through upcycling

A Plastic Free July event, held last Saturday in Mullum, saw a ‘Strong local interest in both learning how to upcycle waste fabric, as well as an appetite to buy locally handmade upcycled products’.

Library of STUFF needs a home

The community Library of Stuff organisers say they are urgently looking for a place to call home in Mullum.

Mullum Library of Stuff set to come to life

After more than 12 months looking for a home, the Mullum Library of Stuff has been offered a large shed and is now busily searching for quality items that it will then offer on loan.

Mullumbimby celebrates the death of the plastic bag

On Saturday, April 7, a crowd gathered outside the doors of Mullumbimby Woolworths. This time it was not to protest, as it was all those years ago, but to celebrate.

Launching the sustainable soap box

Interested in projects that are going on around the region that might reduce emissions, increase sustainability or just generally be good for the environment? Join in with Sustainability Drinks Byron Shire to find out more.

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...