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December 2, 2021
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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

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Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

If you were wondering what is happening at Kingscliff Public School, construction is well underway on an upgrade.

Govt delays action on holiday letting

The desperately-needed 90-day cap on un-hosted holiday letting promised to Byron locals by the State Government has become ensnared in a web of departmental obstructions and delays.

Candidate integrity

I write in reference to ‘Letters’ about Ballina candidates in last week’s Echo and would offer the following in...

Response to Ian Cohen and Paul Jones

I am proud to be running as Labor’s mayoral candidate for Byron Shire, with a great team that comes...

Not wedging

Though it may be puzzling to some, I am heartened to see that some of the candidates for the...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Stories about "sustainable development":

DA for 39 town houses 17 swimming pools in Kingscliff sent to workshop

A development application for 39 town houses and 17 swimming pools in Kingscliff highlighted the competing pressure between the need for housing and maintaining the character and built form of areas that local communities desire.

Get the build right first – for you and the planet

How we build our homes to stay warm in winter and cool in summer can dramatically change how much we contribute to toasting the planet. 

Could Mullumbimby’s Lot 22 affordable housing proposal be put on hold?

Plans for an affordable housing development minutes from the centre of Mullumbimby could be put on hold at next week's council meeting.

Sustainable inspiration: book now for sustainable house day tours

It can be where sustainable meets art and that is certainly the case for Nina Bishop who designed and built her sustainable mud brick home LightFeat near Mullumbimby. Nina is opening her house this year, for the second and last time, as part of the Sustainable House Day.

Council as culpable as state over West Byron development

Jo Faith, Newtown. It was interesting to hear from a community member at the recent Byron Community Meeting addressing the proposed West Byron development that...

Tweed council seeks Green Star rated development

Tweed Mayor Katie Milne is pushing for a Green Star rated sustainable development to be established in the shire.

Sustainable development options needed

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra Oh dear, a nutjob in charge of the White House. How unusual, although there wasn’t much choice. The major difference between a...

Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by Council. Candidates claiming they can,...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and writer. I wrote about this...