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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Stories about "parking fines":

Will Byron Council lower parking fines?

Should Byron Shire Councillors vote to lower parking fines from $110 to $80 tomorrow? Before you say 'of course', it will cost $158,200 in lost revenue

New parking restrictions will be in force from Monday, March 26

New parking restrictions will be coming into force throughout the Byron Shire on March 26.

Byron parking officers out in force over holidays

The holiday period was busy for Byron Shire Council’s enforcement team with 11 staff working early and finishing late. Some 200 fines were handed out for illegal camping and another 900 for parking-related issues.

Motorist gets parking fine withdrawn

A fine for parking in a disabled space in the Byron Woolies carpark has been withdrawn by Byron Shire Council after the motorist challenged whether the signage was visible and whether council could legally patrol the area.

Bruns parking fines rile residents

A recent parking fine blitz around the Brunswick Surf Lifesaving Club has fired a local resident, who claims parking signage is ‘totally inadequate and unclear’. Byron Shire Council is issuing fines but yet to put up no parking signs.

Vandals blamed for missing signs that led to fines

A number of beachgoers who parked along Seven Mile Beach Road last week have told Echonetdaily they copped $248 fines despite their parking spots not being signposted.

Beach parking fines an ‘act of war’

Tristan Bray, Upper Wilsons Creek. Yesterday I drove to Whites Beach with a friend. As we passed Bray's Beach car park I noticed the unexpected arrival of the dreaded yellow envelope.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.