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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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MP Saffin clarifies claims around flood recovery

The office of Lismore Labor MP, Janelle Saffin, has made the claim that ‘No government, state or federal, has cut the funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs’ for 2022 flood recovery – see letters page 11.

Mullum2Bruns Paddle fills river with colour

An impressive array of aquatic craft took to the Bruns River on Sunday with participants taking part in the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle.

Eight days in and search parties continue to search bush for Mullum man Gage Wilson

Local Byron Shire man Gage Wilson has now been missing for eight days and his family and friends have been organising search parties to look for him.  

Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

Primary care nurses supported in community

Health services, particularly GP services, have been stretched over recent years and new funding to support nurses and build...

Editorial – Optics vs reform

One of the more hyped elements of last week’s federal budget was a $300 handout to every homeowner to alleviate the increase in energy costs.

Stories about "NSW planning department":

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.

Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Households warned against smoke alarm complacency

Firefighters, NRL stars and other top athletes are urging households across the state to make sure they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes, as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) launches its annual Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.