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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish 

Having lived in so-called ‘Australia’ for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter, Áine Tyrrell, rewrites what is imaginable every step of the...

The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine’s weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic.

Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

Stories about "‘The Chief’":

Crew hands back clubhouse to Lennox

Over 100 members of the local community joined Paul ‘The Chief’ Harragon and the Tooheys New Crew when they handed back the new clubhouse to the Lennox Head Combined Sports Association last Saturday.

Seagulls’ clubhouse done and dusted

For most of last week, the Tooheys New Crew worked with the local community to finish off the new Tweed Heads Seagulls’ community clubhouse,...

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...