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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

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Outdated traffic reports relied upon by Council and developers

Questions around the use of outdated traffic studies by Council and developers to plan the future of Byron Shire remain unanswered, says a local civil engineer.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

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...