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Tweed Council ask State Government to pay for Wardrop Village business case

Tweed Shire Council will write to the State Government to ask them to pay for the Wardrop Community Village business case that is aimed at supplying affordable, local eco-housing.

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NSW Parliament off for a month, with full pay

With COVID-19 cases surging across Sydney and defence forces being deployed in the city, NSW Parliament put out a brief statement last week saying MPs will not sit in the month of August ‘owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in NSW’.

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and...

Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

Local Labor MP replies to backflips on neg gearing, more tax cuts for wealthy

With the federal Labor Party’s recent backflip on stage three tax cuts and negative gearing reform, The Echo asked local Labor MP Justine Elliot how such polices align with Labor values, given this supports the Nationals and Liberals’ ideology of only helping the wealthy.

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Medical government

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 20: ‘Everyone has the right to peaceful assembly and association’....

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Our most disadvantaged need transport too

Beth Shelley, NNRAG, Booerie Creek. One of the reasons I'm passionate about having trains on the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line is I used to...

Railway group slams M’bah rail trail funding decision

The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group has expressed disappointment at the decision of the NSW Tourism Minister to give $6.3 million to the rail trail in Murwillumbah.

Victorian rail trail seeks council bailout

The management committee of Victoria’s Great Southern Rail Trail has quit, saying the job is ‘beyond the capacity of a volunteer group to continue to manage’. But the group that is lobbying for the conversion of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line into a rail trail says the same problem will not happen here.

Railway film to be shown at Bangalow

Supporters of a commuter rail service for the northern rivers are being urged to attend a film night in Bangalow tomorrow evening to have their say about proposed rail trails and the future of the Bangalow railway grounds.

Railway connection to Gold Coast

Beth Shelley, secretary, Northern Rivers Railway Action Group, Booerie Creek. The public has been misinformed about the cost of rail services on the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line. We are campaigning for a commuter rail service on the line with an extension to the Tweed and then to Coolangatta to connect to the Gold Coast light rail.

Rail trail funding heads south

The much debated rail trail for the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line will not go ahead any time soon, with the state government instead choosing to put its seed funding into the Tumbaruma line in the state’s south.

Climate and rail

Beth Shelley, NRRAG, Booerie Creek. In the rail versus trail debate many people want a commuter train service but the Liberal government wants to rip up the train track for a bike path. An issue important to this debate is climate change and the carbon emissions produced by roads as compared to rail.

Helicopter survey to assess state of disused rail line

An aerial survey by helicopter of the entire length of the disused Casino to Murwillumbah railway line will be undertaken on Friday in a bid to prove the line is in a much better condition than the state government purports it to be.

Railway group to rally at Lismore MP’s office

The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group is holding a rally on Friday at 11am outside Lismore MP Thomas George’s office.

What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...