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Vehicle access to Unicorn Falls to close

President of the recently formed Byron Hikers Club says a ‘controversy is brewing’ around National Parks’ recently announced plans to close vehicle access to Unicorn Falls, located on South Chowan Road behind Upper Main Arm.

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Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

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)...

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New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

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...

Stories about "Mullumbimby Hospital site":

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...

Byron Council refutes ‘poisoned chalice’ hospital claim

Byron Shire Council has denied claims by local filmmaker and activist David Bradbury that it was ‘only given the hospital for $1 if they agreed to demolish the site using the Tweed-based contractor the state government had already signed the contract with’.

Mullum local locks on to stop hospital demolition

BREAKING: Well known Mullumbimby local, documentary filmmaker David Bradbury, has this morning locked onto an excavator at the old Mullumbimby Hospital site and erected a sign reading ‘Save Our Hospital’.

Residents lament demolition of Mullumbimby Hospital

As the demolition team moved onto the site of the old Mullumbimby and District Hospital on Monday (January 7) a small group of onlookers held a vigil outside the grounds.

Old Mullum hospital to be demolished next month

The purchase of the four-hectare Mullumbimby Hospital site from NSW Health will be finalised today (Tuesday December 11), after the NSW Government offered the property to Byron Shire Council for $1 in May 2017.

It’s a deal: Byron to buy old hospital site for $1

Byron Shire Council is set to officially purchase the old Mullumbimby Hospital site from NSW Health for $1. But there is a sting in the tail of the state government’s gift: remediation works will cost around $3 million.

Why not combine aged care and childcare?

Dee Spice, Mullumbimby. I see the Catholics are looking at the Mullum Hospital site for the care of old people. I wonder if their thinking is...

Catholic corp eyes former Mullum hospital site

Residential accommodation for older people is emerging as the most likely future use for the old Mullumbimby Hospital site, following a survey of locals and a number of expressions of interest.

‘Excitement’ over future possibilities for Mullum Hospital site

The Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group met last week for the first time and chairperson, Greens councillor Jeanette Martin, said that the excitement about the site's potential ‘was hard to contain’.

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.

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will have implications on school in...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.