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Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

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Community search for Gage Wilson to continue

A community search is to continue today for missing 31-year-old Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

Byron Writers Festival locals’ passes on sale June 13

Byron Writers Festival and First National Byron have  partnered again to offer Sunday Locals Passes.

Indonesian street food at the Mullum Farmers Market

Rini and Ewan – should they ever find the time – don’t need to add new items to their regular menu.

Nude freedom or not!

It appears state-run entities promoting their own ‘values’ and agenda continue to erode people’s freedom. It doesn’t matter whether...

Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.

Polglase endorses Hone for Tweed Council

Tweed Shire Councillor Warren Polglase OAM has endorsed businesswoman Kimberly Hone as the candidate to fill his shoes when he retires from Tweed Shire Council at the Local Government Elections to be held in September.

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Lismore loudly reclaims its recovery

On Friday night, the Star Court Theatre in Lismore was the location for a much needed public conversation about what's happened since the 2022 floods, and how the recovery process could be better managed into the future.

Join the push for promised govt flood support

Disappointed in the one-year performance of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation?

The flood community – you’re gonna hear them ROR

As the time between the floods and the future widens and number of people who are still homeless or struggling to keep their home, does not diminish, the community’s faith in the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) grows weaker and people want answers.

Editorial: Let us talk of rainbows and unicorns

An unusual thing happened last week – it was almost like unicorns exist!  

Editorial: Flood goal post moved

Late breaking news! On Tuesday, The Echo discovered that the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is even worse than they were last week.

Editorial: Dear Chris Minns…

Firstly, congratulations on winning the election in March, and becoming the new Labor premier. 

Industry conference on strengthening region, post-flood

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is hosting a free industry conference to provide insight into the works required to rebuild the region, following the February–March 2022 floods.

In line with the party, Broadley speaking: Labor’s fresh start for Ballina

In line with the party, Broadley speaking: Labor’s fresh start for Ballina

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation debate in Lismore

The New South Wales Government website says that the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation leads and coordinates reconstruction activities for essential assets, infrastructure and housing in the Northern Rivers.

Ballina calls for more SES funding – again

The Ballina Shire Council has agreed to prioritise upgrading of its State Emergency Services base and to call for a new shire-wide incident control centre.

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.