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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

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Young runner qualifies for regional championships

Year four student at Goonengerry Public School Thea Ramsay has qualified for the North Coast Regional Cross Country Championships...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead...

Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say their concerns around Mullum’s future...

Cartoon of the week – June 19, 2024

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Supporting women’s mental health in Ballina

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, and one in five women compared to one in eight men suffer from mental ill health or disorder.

Stories about "northern rivers floods":

Casino flooded: 100mm of rain in an hour

Flash flooding hit Casino yesterday, with water seeping into homes and businesses after more than 100mm of rain fell in less than an hour.

Nats leader grilled over March flood

NSW Nationals leader and deputy premier John Barilaro faced tough questions at a Senate estimate hearing last week over his government’s response to the ex-Cyclone Debbie in March.

Byron, Ballina flood funds to manage future risk

State and federal governments need to fund infrastructure upgrades before disaster events according to local experts dealing with the after effects of Cyclone Debbie.

Recent rains test new flood response for Billinudgel

Recent heavy rains have allowed the Byron council and SES to demonstrate some of the changes that they are making in relation to flood responses in the north of the shire following the flood meeting on June 1.

Worst of the weather has passed, says bureau

Updated 4.15pm, Tuesday June 13: The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has cancelled its severe weather warning for the northern rivers as the coastal low trough continues to move north into south-east Queensland.

Wilsons Creek residents fear flooding could destroy bridge

Byron Shire Council is in a wrangle with residents of Parmenters Road, Wilsons Creek, who say a large tree threatens to take out a bridge, cutting off access to seven residences.

Review your flood plans: SES

Updated, Monday 8.30am: The Richmond-Tweed SES is encouraging northern rivers residents to review their flood plans after 296 millimetres of rainfall was recorded during the 56 hours to 5am Monday over the Richmond and Wilsons River valley.

Disaster recovery payments hang in the balance for Byron shire

Help for residents of Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Billinudgel and other locally affected areas of the Byron Shire still hangs in the balance following cyclone Debbie.

Marshalls Creek flooding very real

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel.  I respond to the letter Flood disease affecting people’s thinking by Matthew Lambourne, Echonetdaily May 21. I refute what he said and in...

Flood disease affecting people’s thinking

Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby. Reports are emerging that the recent flood in the Marshalls Creek area has led to the emergence of a most peculiar disease....

Curtains up on Byron High’s debut musical

After many months of hard work and rehearsing, Byron Bay High School students and staff  are about to perform their musical whodunnit on June...

Wallum developer welcomes arrests

The developer behind the beleaguered Wallum urban subdivision on rare and sensitive land in Brunswick Heads welcomed the recent arrests of protectors who have blockaded the site over the last four months.

Fresh police appeal for witnesses in Gage Wilson case

Police have issued a fresh public appeal for witnesses in the case of missing Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.