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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Developer sparks storage stress

Byron-based property owner/developer, Josh Thompson, has created a shitstorm within the community after trying to evict customers renting 160 units at his ACE storage facility within a week, to make way for 26 warehouses.

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

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Groups differ over Brunswick Heads van park meeting

A recent meeting held between stakeholders and NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust over management of the Terrace Reserve caravan park in Brunswick Heads has been described completely differently by progress association and chamber of commerce members.

Byron council won’t change holiday park boundaries

Byron Shire councillors have voted not to negotiate with the NSW Crown Lands Holiday Parks Trust over its holiday park boundaries at Brunswick Heads, amid locals concerns at what they say is a trust ‘land grab’ .

Bruns parks proposals need scrutiny

NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust is embarking on a community consultation exercise on 8 November through the caravan parks in Brunswick Heads. Locals need to question the trust's proposals carefully.

Erosion affects Clarkes Beach access

The main access stairs to Byron Bay’s popular Clarkes Beach have had to be demolished after erosion made them unsafe.

Some evicted van owners still have a chance

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Designated storage van sites in caravan parks have traditionally been taken up by those who do not want to live as permanent tenants and be bound by the number of calendar days one has to be in residence. Most often these sites are leased and have dwellings on them which can be used by the owner as holiday accommodation

Long-term van owners evicted from Bruns parks

Thirty-three long-term holidaymakers have received eviction notices from the management of three Brunswick Heads holiday parks: Massey Greene, The Terrace and Ferry Reserve.

33 van owners evicted from Brunswick Heads parks

Col & Carmel McAndrew, Massey Greene Holiday Park. All long-term holiday van owners at Ferry Reserve, Massey Greene and Terrace Reserve Holiday Parks have been given Notice of Termination, with 90 days to vacate.

Is a commercial purpose behind Bruns carpark fiasco?

Sean O'Meara, Brunswick Heads. There are over 150 car parking spots within a couple of minutes walk from Torakina Reserve, most of which are empty for 90 per cent of the year. The additional 18 carparks that are planned to be built inside the reserve will make absolutely no difference to the parking situation in Brunswick on peak summer beach days, which is the only time they will be needed.

Bruns takeover ‘must be resisted’

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Byron Shire councillors, whatever their persuasion, need to realise their legislative power in relation to the caravan parks in Brunswick Heads.

Keep annoying Bolger

Eleanor Sharman, Brunswick Heads. It is great that some of the less progressive Byron Shire councillors and the Brunswick Heads business community are finally recognising the nature of the ongoing battle.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.