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Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

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Housing essential and not addressed in Budget say MPs Tamara Smith and Janelle Saffin

Support for women and families and solid investments in infrastructure in the Ballina electorate were welcomed yesterday by local...

Millions needed for drainage maintenance in the north of Byron Shire

Byron Council would need to find more than $4 million in its budget to kick-start the process of bringing drainage maintenance in the north of the Shire up to a desirable standard, a staff report has found.

Letters to the editor

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Energy policy a priority, says Elliot

Reflecting on the recent win for federal Labor, local MP, Justine Elliot, says that without a doubt, Australians wanted change.

Closed door decisions to determine coastal works

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP) will this week quietly decide whether temporary coastal protection works at Clarkes Beach will be allowed to remain there for a further five years under the authority of two government agencies.

Enova enters into voluntary administration

The Enova Community Energy Board announced Tuesday that Enova Community Energy and Enova Energy, its retail electricity arm, have been placed into voluntary administration.

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Be alert for tick fever

Following the confirmation of tick fever in cattle on two properties in the Tweed area, North Coast Local Land Services and NSW Department of Primary Industries are reminding producers to be alert to the risk and practice good farm biosecurity.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?