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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

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Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

Found – Have you seen Steve? Missing person

Mullumbimby man Steve Mustchin went missing at 11am this morning from Byron Bay Hospital and his family are asking locals to keep an eye out for him.

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Mullumbimby: old hospital site

Caroline Bass, Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group (MHAG) Many of us over the past few months have been concerned to know how plans are progressing for...

Done for a dollar! Mullumbimby hospital site sold

Hazzard's hands are off! It has just been announced that the Mullumbimby hospital site has been offered to the Byron Shire council for $1 by the state government.

NSW Health withholds hospital docs

NSW Health bureaucrats have refused to release all documents relating to asbestos at the closed Mullumbimby hospital following calls from the Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group. Asbestos is known to be within one section of the hospital building, yet residents claim it is not a health threat as it is contained.

Govt should return appropriated hospital land: Greens

Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith has described a state government offer giving Byron council 28 days to find the funds buy back the Mullumbimby Hospital site as ‘a cruel irony’.

Rally against plans to demolish Mullumbimby Hospital

Residents have been outraged to learn of plans by NSW government bureaucrats to demolish the Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital and have organised a community rally for Sunday April 23 from 11am at the hospital site.

Now’s the time to save Mullumbimby hospital land

Dr Michael Pelmore, Ross Tucker & Bev Kliger for MHAG. The Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group (MHAG) an informal committee comprising local residents aims to ensure the future [community] use of the current Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Aged-care uses urged for Mullumbimby Hospital land

Byron Shire Council is set to urge the state government to consider using the Mullumbimby Hospital land for aged-care facilities, services and housing once the hospital is decommissioned next year.

Mullum hospital site and its future

Olive Mallory, Mullumbimby Creek. I would like to express my appreciation for the efforts of the committee members of the Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group.

Mullumbimby rallies to keep hospital site in community hands

NSW health authorities have been accused of an illegal land grab of the Mullumbimby Hospital site which will be vacated early next year once the new Byron Central Hospital is commissioned.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.