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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some...

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

Water security needed and that means we need to think beyond the traditional dam

As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.

Deconstructing the brand

It is noted that the nine houses on the seafront at Elements, Belongil have been approved by Byron Council....

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12 social housing units for Lismore

While a strategic Federal and State government strategy needs to be developed to provide affordable, social and sustainable housing the addition of 12 extra social housing units in Lismore has been welcomed.

Large Mullum DA amendment seeks to decrease open space, increase car parks

The developer behind a major affordable housing project in Mullumbimby has applied to significantly increase the number of parking spaces on the site, despite the fact that this will encroach upon a much-loved mature fig tree located there.

Solar garden unlocks the benefits of solar power

The launch of the first solar garden has unlocked the benefits of rooftop solar for social housing tenants. It also has the capacity to provide a working model on how to distribute the benefits of renewable energy to a broad range of participants.

‘Highly likely’ councillors will consider contentious M’bah DA

A proposal by developer RGBAH Holdings to build a group living facility for people with disabilities and the socially disadvantaged on the fringe of Murwillumbah is being contested by neighbours who say the site is ‘completely inappropriate’.

Tales of housing exploitation

Locals are being forced into exploitative rental exchanges and substandard housing by unscrupulous landlords taking advantage of the region’s housing crisis, the head of the local tenants’ advice service says.

Social housing ‘gives back’ with $200k of community improvements

Upgrades to local sporting facilities, security lighting and improved wheelchair accessibility are just some of the benefits that north-coast neighbourhoods can look forward to after $216,800 in community improvement grants from the state government.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...