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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

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Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Stories about "Roundup":

Insurer warns councils over use of Roundup

Recent findings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) into the key ingredient in world’s top selling chemical weed killer, Roundup, has been supported by the NSW councils’ insurer.

Music Roundup – 12 August, 2015

Return of The Waifs The Waifs return to the Bangalow A&I Hall on Wednesday 21 October. They’ll be playing songs from their new album Beautiful...

Byron council attacked over ‘carcinogenic’ Roundup use

A Wilsons Creek resident is still waiting to hear back on a complaint he lodged to Byron Shire Council almost a month ago over its continued use of the herbicide glyphosate, despite it being declared ‘a probable carcinogen’ by the World Health Organisation.

Byron steam-weeding contractor under pressure

A current chemical-free steam weeding trial around Byron Shire Council-run parks has come under pressure after comments by a senior council staffer.

Is glyphosate poisoning Wilsons Creek?

Sam Brown, Upper Wilsons Creek. Jeez it’s easy to feel conflicted when you live in the Byron bubble. Here we have our well-intended and hard working Landcare group getting a grant of $99,800 to inject glyphosate (Roundup) into coral trees along the watercourses of Huonbrook and Wilsons Creek.

Entertainment roundup August 7

Anyone who lives locally would have heard of Gabriel and Cecilia, the brother-and-sister duo who hail from the ridiculously talented Brandolini family – the siblings head our roundup this week.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.