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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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Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities

A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of...

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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.

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...