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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Contemporary Byron

David Morris, Byron Bay ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure-dome decree’, Coleridge. Lines penned supposedly after being woken from...

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Stories about "sewage":

Byron wastewater clear of COVID on December 30

After the startling news of an ‘operational error’ in their sewage testing, Byron Shire Council welcomed confirmation from NSW Health late yesterday afternoon that testing of wastewater, as at 30 December 2020, revealed no trace of COVID-19.

‘Operational error’ over Byron Shire’s sewage surveillance program

An ‘operational error’ has resulted in Byron Shire’s sewage surveillance results being unreported since the week ending December 5.

Sewage clear of COVID-19, say NSW Health

While sewage testing on the Gold Coast has indicated the presence of SARS-CoV-2, it appears locally there are no traces in the region’s sewage treatment plants (STPs).

Clearing blockages for better sewers in Mullum

The council has scheduled an immediate clean-up team to clear laneways and gutters in Mullumbimby, in response to residents’ reports of blocked drains.

Nothing clear or transparent about Mullum’s sewage system

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. ‘Clear and transparent’. These were the words put forward by the Byron Council’s citizens jury, – words that the community should...

Council answers on sewage beg more questions

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. In Echo 24 February, Byron Shire Councils' utilities manager Peter Rees states ‘In 2015 council completed an independent capacity assessment of Byron Bay Sewage Treatment plant’.

Byron STP ‘will take 4,000’

Byron Shire Council says its Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant has capacity for another 4,000 premises, rejecting recent public comments about the plant.

Byron council to cop hospital’s sewage

Sewerage arrangements for Byron Central Hospital have been decided, with NSW Health Infrastructure set to plug into Byron’s sewage treatment plant instead of disposing of waste onsite. Eventually that treated waste will finish up in Belongil Creek.

Byron Council looks to sell community land

Byron Shire Council is considering selling two pockets of rural land in Myocum and Mullumbimby, which are currently zoned community, and is calling a public hearing to consider the rezoning.

Residents take ‘magical mystery tour’ of Byron’s waterways

The Belongil Catchment sub-group of Byron Residents’ Group is going on walkabout throughout the catchment to get a picture of the Byron water infrastructure in town and country.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...