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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek
A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.
Tweed rail trail
In response to last week’s article titled ‘Tweed rail corridor rail trail not looking to the future’ (p.10) I...
Byron Shire has 200 road projects in waiting
The incoming NSW Labor government says it will spend billions on the state’s roads, but will some of the cash find its way to the hundreds of flood-ravaged roads in the Byron Shire?
The search for Australia’s best public dunny is on again!
The Continence Foundation of Australia is asking for submissions to find Australia’s best public toilets as part of this year’s much-loved Great Dunny Hunt.
$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire
Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.
Tyre wrecking tacks found on rail trail
Police from Tweed Byron Police District have commenced an investigation after hundreds of tacks, nails and screws were found...
Byron Bay NRMA to close March 31
According to owners, Warren and Dennise Simmons, NRMA does not consider the agency financially viable, with the increasing volumes of online sales and transactions.
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Byron Council ignores state development advice
Byron Council will forge ahead with its plan to investigate using large areas of land in the Shire’s north for business and industrial use, in defiance of the NSW Planning Department.
NSW govt scraps environment dept in massive power grab
Less than a week after being returned to office, the Liberal-National Party moved quickly to weaken environmental protections and local government powers by transferring...
290-lot West Byron subdivision rejected by council
Byron Shire councillors have voted unanimously to reject a massive housing/industrial proposal on Ewingsdale Road. Every councillor spoke against the West Byron application by Queensland company Villa World and Sydney-based developer Terry Agnew.
Planning department denies stonewalling
Mathew Jones, Director, Public Affairs, Department of Planning and Environment . It is simply not true to say the Department of Planning and Environment ‘stonewalled’ The Echo in response to questions about proposed development at West Byron.
Page defends govt over broken promise claim
Did the state coalition break an election promises over ‘putting planning decisions back into the hands of the communities’? Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has alluded to as much.
Murwillumbah Fire Station needs more firefighters
There is probably not one adult who hasn’t been grateful for the job that firefighters have done in this country, particularly in the aftermath of the The 2019–20 Australian bushfires.
Draw your puss to win cat pack prizes
The reason cats take up so much of the collective internet space is because they are just so incredibly cute – we love them! But we don't always keep them inside when they should be.
Dental clinic celebrates 30 years in Mullum
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It’s quite an achievement to own and operate a business for 30 years and more so with your life partner and that’s exactly what David and Kim Smith have done.
Working with Nature at the Living Lab
Living Lab Northern Rivers has opened their new exhibition 'Working with Nature' this week in their Lismore shopfront space, giving visitors the chance to learn more about flood mitigation strategies.