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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

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Skennars Head development gets go-ahead

The Northern Regional Planning Panel has ‘electronically’ approved a contentious 229-lot housing estate at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, after reserving a decision at its December meeting.

Byron GM responds to criticism of planning staff

Byron Shire Council’s general manager Mark Arnold has defended staff against claims made by a local journalist about their responses to a range of major planning issues.

JRPP defers decision on West Byron development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on the controversial ‘local’ development application for West Byron, potentially leaving the matter to be decided by the Land and Environment Court.

Communication breakdown over West Byron planning meeting

A Joint Regional Planning Panel public meeting on West Byron will be held before the panel receives feedback from Byron Shire Council or any of the thousands of public submissions.

West Byron public hearings, June 19

Put this in your diary: public submissions for the two contentious and large West Byron developments will be held before the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel at the Mullumbimby Council chambers on June 19.

Last chance to have your say on Byron’s massive new suburb

With public submissions closing tomorrow (March 29) for a massive new suburb in Byron Bay, local state Greens MP Tamara Smith delivered 76 West Byron public submissions to Byron Shire Council on Friday.

Bangalow food hub meeting planned August 17

A public meeting has been called by the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) to hear from the public over a large-scale development proposed...

Tweed City redevelopment gets go-ahead

The Joint Regional Planning Panel yesterday approved an at-times controversial expansion plan for the Tweed City shopping mall in South Tweed Heads.

Tweed tourist-park plan knocked back

The Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) has rejected a controversial proposal for a $30 million tourist park of 355 units, some up to three storeys, at Tweed Heads South.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.