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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Why not both

The tender for the first section of the Rail Trail starting from Murwillumbah indicates that it is not more...

Time to ride the election cycle

Bicycle advocacy is vanishingly rare in our community. Amid all the noise about net zero, my search for bicycle advocate candidates to vote for on Saturday only turned up vague references to ‘reducing our reliance on cars’ and ‘increasing public transport connectivity’. The closest thing to policy was: ‘It’s time to create bike paths all over the Shire.’ 

Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by...

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It’s beginning…

Richmond Valley Council is one of the first on the Far North Coast to announce the Community Christmas Festival Calendar.

Flood risk for Evans Head Iron Gates DA may risk lives

The significant flood risks for future residents at the proposed, controversial, Iron Gates development in Evans Head has been called out with locals saying a new flood risk assessment needs to be done.

Casino comes out of the blue to take tap water title

And the award for Best Tasting Tap Water in NSW goes to ... Casino!

COVID-free streak broken as one new case confirmed

One new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Richmond Valley Local Government Area in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 November.

Can Richmond Valley Council ensure Iron Gates assessment is unbiased?

Local objectors to the Iron Gates DA doubt that  Are the Richmond Valley Council can be objective enough to properly assess the controversial Evans Head development.

Does Casino want to live with a thermal waste ‘solution’?

The residents of the Richmond Valley LGA have had seven weeks to simmer over the possibility of a waste incinerator coming to town. A proposal that Sydney residents and planning authorities have quite rightly rejected waste incinerators in their backyards.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

Evans Head dust storm triggers question of RVC competence

The dust storm that was blown up by hot westerly winds on Monday at Evans Head Manufactured Homes Estate has raised questions about the...

Controversial Iron Gates DA at Evans Head open for submissions

The controversial Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head is once again on exhibition and open for submissions until 11.30pm Sunday 24 October.

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.