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The moveable feast

David Lowe There’s never been a better time to revisit the classic picnic and its many variants. With many venues moving...

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Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

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Byron Bay parking times reduced

Check the signs before you park! From next Monday, Byron Shire Council is reducing time limits in some zones in the Bay in a bid to free up more spaces and improve traffic flow.

Motorist gets parking fine withdrawn

A fine for parking in a disabled space in the Byron Woolies carpark has been withdrawn by Byron Shire Council after the motorist challenged whether the signage was visible and whether council could legally patrol the area.

It’s pay for parking or raise the rates: Byron GM

Byron Shire Council’s general manager Ken Gainger has responded to complaints about the planned Byron Bay parking scheme, including why residents should have to pay the fourfold increase in the existing parking fee.

Masterplan should come before parking meters

Byron Bay’s traffic jams, parking, railway line, bypass, pedestrian movement and soul or vibe are interdependent matters requiring the holistic analysis being attempted in the Byron Bay Masterplan.

Wanchap’s multi-storey carpark sinks without trace

Byron Shire Cr Rose Wanchap admitted defeat over her solution to Byron Bay’s carparking problems even before her motion was overwhelmingly tossed out by council yesterday.

Multi-storey carpark plan for Byron revived against staff advice

Cr Rose Wanchap is again pushing for Byron Shire Council to develop a multi-level carpark/retail precinct in Byron’s CBD, and the issue will be raised at this week’s Council meeting.

Parking restrictions impact residents most

Louise Andrews, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council has announced that parking in the northern end of Woolworths car park will soon be restricted to two hours.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #177 Park off

VIDEO: Mandy does the math and decides that for residents to find a park in Byron Bay we need a new sign telling holiday-makers the town is closed.

Have you been to Oma yet? 

Oma is the newest food and wine bar in Byron Bay, established by the team at Three Blue Ducks. It has replaced the old...

Where does a lack of empathy lead us? 

Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites has been considered by residents, Tweed Shire Councillors, and staff at the last two planning meetings and a workshop in between.