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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Stories about "Skennars Head":

Skennars Head

Joshua Scicluna, Skennars Head I am a resident of Skennars Head, and I am absolutely appalled to see my favourite plot of Ballina Council land...

More than a quarter of kids in Ballina, Bruns and Ocean Shores in poverty

Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.

Skennars Head development gets go-ahead

The Northern Regional Planning Panel has ‘electronically’ approved a contentious 229-lot housing estate at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, after reserving a decision at its December meeting.

JRPP defers decision on Skennars Head development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on a contentious development proposal for 229-lot housing estate at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, after developer Intrapac’s representatives pitched to have Ballina Shire Council’s four recommended ‘deferred commencement’ conditions withdrawn.

Ballina Council roundup

Key issues at last Thursday's Ballina Council meeting revolved around the proposed re-zoning of land at Skennars Head for developers Intrpac and the impact of sand quarries and asphalt plants on rural and residential zones.

Ballina Council defers decision on Skennars Head development

The Ballina Council decision on increasing the commercial zone of the major development at Skennars Head, opposite Sharps Beach, by 15 times that of the original application, has been deferred.

Skennars Head locals concerned over changes to LEP

Changes applied for by Intrapac Property in relation to the development of the Skennars Head Expansion Area have raised concerns of locals who will be impacted by the development.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...