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Police call for busking ban, backed by Byron mayor

Have you noticed that the streets of Byron Bay have been a less tuneful and colourful place in the past week or so?

Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

Koalas and dogs

I want to thank Byron Council for including the flyer in The Echo about koalas and dogs. There is...

Future vision

History is a curious thing. We often look back on history as a series of events. Looking closer it...

Final Tallowood stage up before Byron Council

The world may be in a state of immense turmoil and uncertainty, but at least we can rely on the inexorable forward march of the Tallowood housing development in Mullumbimby.

Man wanted on outstanding arrest warrants – Mullumbimby and Central Coast

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants who may be working around Mullumbimby and Central Coast.

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5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Community engagement for Myocum solar farm begins

Community engagement has commenced in regards to the Byron Shire Council’s plan to implement a solar farm in Myocum.

Solar-garden project update

Local community-owned renewable energy group COREM says it’s feeling buoyed and sunny, ‘about the amazing potential of solar gardens for the Northern Rivers’.

Lismore’s solar farm wins Climate Council award

Several local councils were yesterday awarded top honours for their work on the climate change frontline, at the inaugural Cities Power Partner Summit Awards

Solar pushes mid-day electricity prices in QLD below zero

The roll-out of large-scale solar power in Queensland – and the continuing rapid uptake of rooftop solar by homes and businesses – is starting to have an impact on electricity prices in the state, even sending them into negative territory in the middle of the day.

The great divide over Australia’s energy future

The CEO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has said it is clear that the technologies exist for transition to a renewables-based electricity grid. It is only old rules and regulations that are getting in the way and preventing it from happening.

ARENA tender suggests solar PV costs to fall below $A100/MWh

Hybrid projects that include both solar and wind and other energy technologies feature among the 22 projects shortlisted for a total of $100 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, writes Giles Parkinson.

Mega solar project plan approved in Queensland

A staged plan to build what would be the largest solar PV plant in Australia – and possibly the largest yet proposed in the world – has been granted planning approval in Queensland, writes
Giles Parkinson.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.