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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 15 September, 2021

Inception – Byron Theatre’s first post-lockdown live event Cancelled twice owing to the local lockdown, Three Lords’ Inception and AV...

Cartoon of the week – 15 September, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

Ruination

I wholeheartedly agree with Brian Mollett (Letters 18 August). Until very recently Burringbar Street was a true representation of...

Cabarita Spirits – home of Soltera Rum

S Haslam How small-scale and personal do you need to get before you can be called a truly artisanal and...

Putting our money where our mouth is for an Afghan family

The horror the people of Afghanistan are living through makes us ask ourselves what can we possibly do to help? The Ballina Region for Refugees offering the opportunity for anyone to support an Afghan family.

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Tweed Council fined over Terranora sewage spill

The NSW EPA has fined Tweed Shire Council $15,000 after it allowed partially treated sewage from Banora Point Wastewater Treatment Plant to spill into Terranora Creek last year. 

Tweed effluent discharge warning

Tweed Shire Council is warning residents to avoid contact with parts of the Terranora Broadwater, Cobaki Broadwater and Terranora Creek following a discharge of raw sewage in the Terranora Inlet, following an incident at the Banora Point Wastewater Treatment Plant last week.

Sewage problem leaves a bad smell

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The letter from Alan Dickens, Sewage overload, is a timely warning that all has not been well in Byron’s sewage management for a long time. As a councillor-member of the sewage and wastewater committee for many years I can endorse Alan Dickens’s claims.

Sewage overload

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. I have written several letters over the past years concerning Byron Shire Council, including my concerns about the level of infiltration occurring during high rainfall into the gravity sewer mains in Mullumbimby.

Richmond Valley Council fined $8,000 over river pollution

Richmond Valley Council has been hit with an $8,000 fine by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for polluting the Evans River recently with more than 12 kilolitres or untreated sewage.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.