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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Arabs rights

Regarding Heilpern’s article: 1. Not a token of non-Jews serve in the army. By and large the whole Muslim...

Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Make Brunswick Heads off-leash

This letter started yesterday when I met Brunswick Heads’ own park vigilante. I had the very strong feeling that...

Dirty laundry

Beacon Laundry’s half-page ad (Echo, July 3) trumpets the promise of ‘clean karma’. This is the same business, a multimillion-dollar...

Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

Oztag players enjoy Goonellabah’s inaugural NAIDOC Week event

Hepburn Park in Goonellabah was transformed into a sea of young Oztag players on July 11 after more than 200 young people participated in CASPA’s inaugural NAIDOC Oztag Gala Day.

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Occupants of empty buyback homes face eviction day

Members of Lismore’s Reclaim our Recovery community group called for a last-minute gathering of supporters this morning as people continued to occupy otherwise abandoned houses in North Lismore.

$300,000 funding agreement to proceed with Saddle Road housing

The NSW government is providing Byron Shire Council $300,000 through the Resilient Lands Program to provide flood resilient land for new housing at the Saddle Road Precinct near Brunswick Heads.

NSW Labor no show with flood funds

A NSW government spokesperson has refused to answer Echo questions around why NSW Labor are yet to ask the federal government for grant money that was promised for flood-affected residents.

Flood-affected still without assistance

Over a year has passed since the devastating February 2022 floods, but many residents of the Northern Rivers have not received the support to retrofit, raise or buyback their homes, as pledged to them by the federal and state governments.

House buybacks, raising and retrofit on offer

A joint NSW-federal flood resilience package for house buybacks, raising and retrofits for flood-affected homes in the region will commence from November.

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.