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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

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Mullumbimby Hospital must be demolished: report

The two main buildings at the Mullumbimby Hospital site will have to be completely demolished and the land remediated at a cost of more than $3 million after they were found to be riddled with asbestos that poses a high risk to future users and the surrounding community.

Rallying round Mullum hospital welcomed

Jeremiah O’Toole, Myocum. Congratulations to all involved with the saving of the Mullumbimby Hospital and a call to arms to our cousins in Byron Bay suburbs to rally likewise to save the old Byron Hospital for the community.

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.

Byron Council may buy Mullumbimby Hospital site

An eleventh hour change of heart by the state government could see the demolition of the Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital halted and the Byron Shire Council purchase the land for community use.

Mullum hospital should be for community use, not the wrecking ball

David Bradbury, Wilsons Creek. There’s an ominous air of doom surrounding the security fenced-off proud community asset of Mullum hospital which suddenly reached its ‘use-by date’ when the new Byron hospital opened.

Farewell Mullumbimby Community Birthing Service

Midwives, mums, dads and bubs assembled for commemorative photos at the Mullumbimby Hospital grounds on Saturday. It was to mark the significant history of the hospital’s birthing unit.

Carols to farewell Mullumbimby Hospital

Carols by Candlelight preparations are underway in Mullumbimby, and the event will this year be held for the last time at the hospital grounds.

Nurses fearful of Byron Central Hospital staff cuts

Nurses and midwives have slammed a proposed workplace plan for the Byron Central Hospital which requires them to re-apply for their jobs. The boss of the region's health service maintains however that they have nothing to fear.

Minister mute over Mullum Hospital land grab

NSW health minister Jillian Skinner’s office has declined to comment over whether she supports a valuable piece of real estate being returned to the community after it was secretly transferred to her department in 2010.

Mullum hospital campaign kicks off

A public meeting to rally support for keeping the Mullumbimby Hospital site in community hands kicked off its campaign last Thursday.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.