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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Bundjalung Nghari – contemporary Bundjalung stories 

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and words by Steven Oliver, Kylie Caldwell, Ella Noah Bancroft, Daniel...

Undesirable

​​An undeniable purpose in living is enjoyment, due to the fact that we have the capability to enjoy. What...

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

Rainbow Dragons back on the water for regatta

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has waited a few years to welcome the Northern NSW dragon boat and...

Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

Fairy of the week – 17 August, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Stories about "safety":

Respect the river and be water safe

Summer is definitely the time when more people spend time in our oceans and waterways and despite their beauty, they can be deadly. Rivers...

Keeping children safe in the online playground

This week is National Child Protection Week (NCPW). This year, from 5-11 September, NCPW is an annual campaign that raises awareness of child abuse prevention across Australia.  

Driver education needed before more cyclists die

Robert Goodwill is a keen cyclist who lives in Skennars Head. He's been shocked by the lack of awareness of minimum passing laws in the Northern Rivers since he moved here from Cairns eighteen months ago.

NYE Get Home Safe Bus for Ballina area

After a successful run over Christmas, the Ballina Liquor Accord will be running the free ‘Get Home Safe’ bus service again at New Year to help the local community get home safely.

Saving lives by watching kids near water

Research shows that, over the past 18 years, 507 children aged 0 to 4 years drowned. Of these, 207 (41%) were aged one year.

Firies blitz Byron for safety’s sake

Last Wednesday 20 Firefighters from Fire and Rescue Stations at Byron Bay, Alstonville, Ballina and Mullumbimby, visited Bryon Bay door knocking over 180 private residences in a Byron blitz.

Staying safe this summer

With summer approaching, it is important to stay up to date on how to keep ourselves safe in the outdoors.

Local hospital staff strike over safety concerns

A state wide protest by health workers over hospital safety is being supported by Health Services Union (HSU) members at both Tweed Heads and Lismore hospitals this afternoon.

Qantas named world’s safest airline

After a year described as one of the worst for the aviation industry, Qantas has been named the world's safest airline.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...