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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Stories about "Tallowood Estate":

Editorial: Good process leads to good outcomes!

In an age of climate change, species extinction and mindless overdevelopment, it’s inconceivable to think the local Greens councillors would support over-development, minimise/ignore process and diminish residential amenity and biodiversity.

Residents demand changes to latest Tallowood Estate DA

Plans for the next stage of development at Mullumbimby’s Tallowood Ridge Estate would lead to the further degradation of remnant bushland and must not be passed by Byron Council without amendment, residents say.

Child-care centre may add to traffic danger

Christine Cameron, Mullumbimby. After witnessing a child run across Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby, in front of a truck to catch a bus to Shearwater School last week, I am extremely concerned about having a 64-place child-care centre build near the Tallowood estate.

Tallowood sports grounds to go ahead

The Tallowood estate at Mullumbimby plans to begin work on sports facilities after a ‘compromise’ was reached with Byron Shire Council.

Developer offers to protect parts of Mullum housing estate

The developer of the Tallowood housing estate in Mullumbimby has offered to reduce the size of the lots in a further stage of the project in a bid to protect the ridge line overlooking the estate which locals wanted left forested.

Tallowood developers own worst enemies

David Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek. The developers at Tallowood Ridge are their own worst enemies. They show time and time again their only motivation is money. The angst this causes only fuels the community’s fight.

Tallowood residents fear old-growth, koala tree removal

The Tallowood Ridge Community Association say they are concerned that a three-lot subdivision along the estate’s ridgeline may result in the removal of large trees by future lot owners to protect assets or for the building of sheds and granny flats.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...