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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

Stories about "Mullumbimby development":

Massive two-storey to block sun, impose over neighbours

Mullumbimby residents have been shocked to learn that a large two-storey home was approved by Byron Shire Council staff despite it breaching Council’s own planning guidelines.

Spiritual retreat or a bucks in the bank?

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. Does Mark Franklyn think we’re all airy-fairy idiots in Mullumbimby? In his ad in last week’s Echo he says his proposal for a...

Coolamon campground plan inappropriate

David Brown, Mullumbimby. You leave Mullumbimby for a month and what happens? You guessed it, another DA for inappropriate development appears. This time, a large...

Large camping ground proposed near Mullumbimby

A 239-lot camping ground, along with 270 parking spaces, associated shower/toilet blocks, 12 tourist cabins, a yoga ‘temple’ and day spa facilities are all proposed for 1897 Coolamon Scenic Drive, just north of Mullumbimby.

Affordable housing or heritage precinct?

Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby I’m not one prone to the overuse of hyperbole but the decision made by the council at last week’s meeting concerning the Koho...

What’s all the hoo-hah about Koho?

Leah Ashenhurst, property manager, Elders Bangalow and 11-year Mullumbimby resident. As a long-term resident living in Mullumbimby I do wonder about all the hoo-hah surrounding...

Mullumbimby heritage about more than streetscape

Len Bates, Mullumbimby. Many people do not know that the old part of Mullumbimby township west of the railway line was declared a Heritage Conservation Area in July 2014 under the new the DCP and LEP. This is the area where the 10 double-storey units are proposed to be built at 116 Stuart St.

‘Affordable’ housing plan for 10 units in Mullum a joke

Christine McNeil, Mullumbimby. I moved into Mullumbimby township in 1989. How quiet it was, how almost quaint, with noon Saturday closing of all the shops and the most exciting thing to eat tofu chips from the glorious Popular Café.

Why squeeze 10 townhouses on a residential block in Mullum?

Name and address withheld. I'm wondering if Mullum locals are aware of a development application now available to comment till April 26 regarding 116 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.