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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...

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Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

PM forced

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

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Stories about "The Roundhouse":

Roundhouse blocks sell out in less than three hours

Fancy a large 1,576m2 block with views in the best spot in Ocean Shores for $330,000? Sorry, but it sold the same morning it went on sale, like the rest of the eleven Roundhouse lots.

Blame state government for Roundhouse sale

Tamara Smith, MP for Ballina. News that Byron Shire Council has moved to sell off the iconic ‘Roundhouse’ site in Ocean Shores will bring mixed emotions for our community and those who worked hard to preserve this site over many years.

Last chance to object to Roundhouse sale

Time for residents to make submissions on the sell-off of the Byron council-owned Roundhouse property in Ocean Shores runs out at 4pm today (Wednesday March 4).

Roundhouse sale affects all Byron residents

Hilary Bone, Federal. Byron Shire Council is attempting to sell land in Ocean Shores which evidence suggests it is not legally entitled to sell because the land is classified as ‘community land’ and the land is subject to a trust and other interests.

Roundhouse trickery

Ri Fraser, Ocean Shores. Byron Shire Council has its claws into the Roundhouse site again. Last year BSC went off half-cocked in an attempt to sell 11 blocks to raise money for its general deficit, but were halted by the information that the land is ‘community’ zoned and cannot be sold.

‘Drop-in’ sessions on Ocean Shores Roundhouse plans

Byron Shire Council staff will be available today and tomorrow to discuss a planning proposal currently on public exhibition which aims to reclassify the Roundhouse site to ‘operational land – interest changed’.

OSCA’s view of the Roundhouse saga

Jan Mangleson, Ocean Shores Community Association. The people of Ocean Shores have endured for many years the steady erosion of public land from its town area. The town was planned to have 10 per cent open space. Every available small plot, piece of riverbank etc has been subsumed without public knowledge into nature reserves, excluding the community from access.

New proposal to get around Roundhouse opponents

Byron Shire Council has come up with a new proposal to speed up sale of its prime real estate at Ocean Shores, to get around a group of residents who have been blocking the move.

OSCA Roundhouse plan ludicrous

Radha Kate Koch, Ocean Shores. Has anyone asked the neighbours if they want a large commercial ‘Artist Cultural Centre’ next door with 22–30 apartments, a restaurant, a kids’ playground and a gallery/museum, because that is what they are proposing.

OSCA’s Roundhouse plan not favoured

Who are these OSCA (Ocean Shores Community Association) people, supposing to support 10 per cent of the local community?I don't think so.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.