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Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Ross Kendall Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles...

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Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

The housing crisis in regional Australia

As someone who rents a home, I’m frustrated with the lack of action on affordable housing. The debate has raged for years, yet the government buries its head in the sand.

Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Ross Kendall Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles...

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Stories about "NSW Department of Planning":

NSW planning dept amends LEP to suit West Byron developers

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment continues to act as a propaganda public relations unit for West Byron developers, with a press release last week again spruiking one of the largest urban and commercial land release areas in a generation on sensitive wetlands.

Lismore blames state govt for court defeat

The NSW state government’s ongoing review of environmental zones on the north coast is being blamed for Lismore City Council losing a court case in the NSW Land and Environment Court last week.

Council did act over West Byron

Jan Barham, Broken Head. National Party candidate Kris Beavis continues to refer to the fact that the decision for West Byron was taken away from council because it had ‘failed to act’. The fact is that council had acted, it had refused the rezoning proposal for good reasons.

West Byron, dead letters and DoPE

Robbie Winter-Blick, Byron Bay. After six months of sending submissions, letters and petitions to the Department of Planning and Environment, as well as to the premier who forwarded his submission on to the DoPE, it appears that this department is the dead-letter dropbox of the NSW government.

1,100 homes for West Byron confirmed

The Department of Planning has confirmed that up to 1,100 homes will be built at the controversial West Byron housing development, finally putting to bed claims by the developer that the number was ‘theoretical’.

‘Still time to intervene’ over West Byron

Opponents of the West Byron housing development, which was approved by the state government on Friday, say there is still time for outgoing Ballina MP Don Page to intervene over critical issues.

Goward asked to correct false claim

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. Your Department’s 2013 growth projections, as included in the Far North Coast Residential Submarket Analysis of September 2013, did not, in any way, justify your Department’s claim in November 2013 that their West Byron proposal is a potential State Significant Site because of a need to alleviate ‘pressures on housing supply’.

Group vows to oppose North Lismore development

Opponents of a proposed 1525 house development on the North Lismore plateau are preparing for a battle they believe could rival the Bentley blockade.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very banana benders themselves, and it’s...

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability of quality local produce –...

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds to provide education to children...

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are hosting a fiesta on Sunday...