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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the...

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

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

COVID-19 update NSW, September 22

As Byron Bay and Tweed Shire enter on their first day of a snap lockdown, NSW recorded from 8 pm last night 1035 announced Premier Berejiklian.

Stories about "noise":

Quiet please! I’m eating and don’t need an amplified soundtrack

David Heilpern At last, a chance to tackle one of the crucial, life-changing issues of our time. Yes, we have the virus, and we have climate...

Lismore Council meeting looks at aircraft noise

Much of public access at Tuesday’s Lismore Council meeting was taken up by residents distressed by the amount of aircraft noise in areas of town.

Drum beats roll

Jason van Tol, Myocum Regarding Patricia Warren’s letter (27 January). I’m sympathetic to noise complaints – I too don’t enjoy listening to loud music throughout...

Purchasing police

Jason van Tol, Myocum The Echo’s superb investigative journalism revealing that Reflections paid the police to shut down the drum circle (20 January) raises a...

Drum diddly dum

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads Jason Van Tol needs to focus on the issue (Letters, 20 January). What social compass carries with it an entitlement to...

Ballina Council knocks back Cumbalum rezoning

An attempt to rezone a 9 hectare block of land near the freeway at Cumbalum, with a view to 20 new residential lots, has been blocked by Ballina Council on noise and environmental grounds.

Holiday letting and excessive noise

David Wallace, Byron Bay. Offensive noise from tenants in holiday lets is a major problem for surrounding neighbours. The noise can damage the amenity of a minimum of five adjacent residences.

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.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...