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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Tweed Council votes for staff recommendation for Cudgen Leagues Club

A Development Application for the Cudgen Leagues Club was an item before Tweed Council at their meeting last week where councillors looked at proposed alterations and additions the premises.

Ballina council staff call for waste reduction project funding

Ballina Shire Council staff have drafted a new policy allowing for the funding of new projects tackling waste reduction in the shire.

Watch out!

Ever wondered whether those 30kg electric bikes with fat tyres – their riders without helmets – whizzing past you...

Two further teens charged over Ballina/Evans Head assaults

Police have charged a further two people as part of ongoing investigations into a spate of alleged assaults and robberies in Evans Head and Ballina.

Rally against a waste incinerator for Casino

Residents Against the Richmond Valley Incinerator (RAVI) and community members have planned a rally for tomorrow to alert the community about the issues surrounding waste incinerators and the problems they bring.

Inaugural Kingscliff Public School Art Show success

A great night was had by all at the inaugural art show for Kingscliff Primary last Friday. All the students submitted work to the exhibition alongside art by local Bundjalung artist Steven Bekue.

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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.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...