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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

Body of missing woman located – Ballina

A body, believed to be that of a missing woman, has been located in Ballina.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Condition of roads in and around Clunes/Rosebank

James Dobbin, Central Coast I have been visiting the areas around Ballina/Bangalow/Lismore etc for the past 20 years. In that time...

Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Outdated traffic reports relied upon by Council and developers

Questions around the use of outdated traffic studies by Council and developers to plan the future of Byron Shire remain unanswered, says a local civil engineer.

Hinterland Way speed limit

Geoff Martin, Newrybar. I wonder if the motorists that use the old Pacific Highway (now renamed Hinterland Way) on a day to day basis are aware that there is a group of people intending to lobby the council to have the speed limit reduced from 80 kph to 50- 60kph once the RMS hands it over to the council.

Highway signage debacle

Helen O’Brien, Brisbane. I read the article in The Echo of December 30 about problems arising from the lack of signage on the new highway and as a visitor to the area I completely agree.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Goodbye Bangalow

Fabulous, stylish, confident, middle-class and middle-aged, Bangalow is gone. Removed not by a cyclone, a bushfire or an act of god, but by an act of the RTA. You see, driving south there is no exit for Bangalow.

Gridlock greets $862m T2E highway opening

Traffic gridlock and general motorist confusion came last Friday with the official opening of the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway. And traffic disruption associated with ongoing tunnel work is expected to continue until Easter.

T2E unlikely to be open for holidays

Update: Ballina MP Tamara Smith says she has 'received assurances' from RMS GM Bob Higgins ' the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway is 'on target to open by Christmas', though parts of the road look anything but ready.

Bangalow turned off by Lismore traffic plans

Byron mayor Simon Richardson has thrown his support behind a Bangalow Progress Association campaign to stop traffic to Lismore being diverted through the town.

Council backs Bangalow residents over ‘rat run’

Byron Shire Council has thrown its weight behind Bangalow residents who want to prevent a deluge of traffic through the town caused by RMS proposals to direct highway traffic to Lismore via Bangalow.

Blues on the road as festival winds up

Festival-goers again faced significant queues getting off the Pacific Highway and into the Bluesfest site this year. But the worst of the traffic trouble was, and continues to be, on the Pacific Highway, where two lanes have been reduced to one coming down St Helena and at the Ewingsdale on-ramp.

Highway signs won’t attract visitors to hinterland

Tony Gilding, Knockrow. A clear and oft stated goal of the NSW government. is to develop the growing Queensland visitor numbers to our area but sadly the just released for comment signage plan for the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade does not assist in this goal.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.