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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to dig in and get a crowd bouncing, then brings them...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’. 

Singing songs of sorrow and resilience

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Israel Junkets

According to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute report federal parliamentarians received 139 sponsored trips of which 25 went to...

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Saddle Road housing project unfazed by anonymous smear leaflet

An anonymous leaflet has been placed in local letterboxes alleging that the proposal to build group homes for single mums and their kids in Saddle Road, Brunswick Heads is a ‘plan for a drug and alcohol rehab’.

Plan to tackle Byron’s housing crisis announced

Three group homes for single mothers facing homelessness would be built on the former Eco Village site in Brunswick Heads under a plan proposed by local developer, Brandon Saul.

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Saddle Road DA aims to pioneer a ‘new definition of affordable housing’

A Development Application (DA) for six farm stay accommodation units and a central facility on the southern end of Saddle Road is up for public comment.

Saddle Road affordable housing EOI lodged

Councillor hopeful for the September 12 election, Matthew O’Reilly, says he has again submitted an affordable housing expression of interest (EOI) with Council for his Saddle Road property, located near Uncle Toms.

New Saddle Road plans meets opposition

Residents living in and around Saddle Road between Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads fear plans for an industrial estate and business park could be a Trojan horse for broader residential development in their rural enclave.

Saddle Road suburb knocked back

Plans to create a new suburb of upwards of 450 dwellings – including an affordable-housing component – on the ridge between Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby were rejected by Council before its assessment was completed.

Saddle Road landowners meet over planning proposal

A meeting last week with Byron Shire Council staff, councillors and Saddle Road, Mullumbimby, landowners has been reported differently by a proponent and opponent.

Saddle Road retirement village mooted 

Hans Lovejoy While ‘absolutely opposed’ to rezoning Saddle Road to village or residential, Saddle Road resident Matthew ‘Cleva’ O’Reilly has lodged his own expression of...

Byron mayor faces two code of conduct complaints

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has defended two code of conduct complaints against him over an alleged close association with an affordable-housing proposal, and pursuing – through compliance staff – a vocal critic of council and that affordable housing project.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.