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Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in...

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Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

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Northern Rivers Recovery and Resilience Program announces 36 projects

Bridge expansions, upgraded pumps, enhanced evacuation routes and nature-based projects are just a few of the 36 projects being...

Antisemitic racism

It takes the death of an Aussie, Zomi Frankcom, to remind Prime Minister Albanese that murdering aid workers is...

Stories about "shark spotting":

Close encounter with shark at Sharpes Beach, Ballina

Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson had a close encounter with the shark kind at Sharpes Beach near Ballina yesterday.

Are there more sharks in our waters?

Are there more sharks or have we just become accustomed to vanishing species in our midst?

The myths about sharks and shark attacks debunked

A recent panel discussion in Byron Bay brought some focussed intelligence to bear on the subject of sharks for a change, instead of the usual Murdoch media beat-ups.

Shark spotting drones in action from this weekend

Last years successful trial of shark spotting drones on the north coast has led to the announcement that they will be trialling the drones to provide beach safety surveillance over 15 beaches from the start of the October school holidays.

Evidence-based solutions to shark mitigation ignored

'Why would Ballina Council ignore the recommendations made by scientists and a professional shark mitigation operation which has literally saved a man’s life from a shark attack?' asks Natalie Banks.

Drone pilots, spotters prepare for Shark Watch

A sign-up and fundraiser for volunteers wanting to become part of Australia’s first Shark Watch crew using state-of-the-art drones for spotting held at Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach on Saturday had a buzz of excitement in the air about it.

The bridges of Ballina Council

Ballina Shire Council has started preliminary investigation works at Fishery Creek Bridge, on River Street, and Canal Bridge, on Tamarind Drive, as part of their plan to duplicate both bridges.

Tweed Council wants your ideas on future sports facilities

Tweed Council is looking for feedback from residents about future plans for sport and recreation in the area.

REDinc’s new Performing Arts Centre is go!

It’s been a long wait, but two years on from the 2022 flood REDinc in Lismore have announced the official opening of a new Performing Arts Centre.

Not enough letters like this about Gaza in The Echo?

The Echo’s studied indifference to the plight of the Palestinians and its reluctance to publish letters on the subject reveals the moral fibre of...