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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Honouring midwives on their International day

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Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

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.

Stories about "Tweed Hospital redevelopment":

Online bullying not just an issue for teenagers

While many people see online bullying as something only experienced by teenagers Tweed Mayor Katie Milne highlights that recent tensions over the state elections and the new Tweed Valley Hospital site have brought out the adult bully in many.

Kingscliff’s backdoor development

Stirling McWhirter, Kingscliff The NSW sitting member, Mr Provest, along with his mates, has stated numerous times that the building of a hospital on state significant...

Repeating a lie

Barbara Roughan, Kingscliff. On Saturday 19 January premier Gladys Berejiklian opened Geoff Provest’s new office in Kingscliff with a small audience of stalwart National/Liberal party...

Call to stop work on new Tweed Hospital

A call to stop work on the new Tweed Valley Hospital site has been made amid allegations that the decision to move the hospital site away from the current location in Tweed Heads was done on a ministerial whim.

Greens, Labor speak up over bat colony near hospital site

Both the Green and Labor candidates for the state seat of Tweed have spoken out about the potential danger to flying foxes near the new Tweed Hospital site.

Does work at Tweed Hospital site breach of Commonwealth laws?

Potential breaches of Commonwealth laws following the commencement of construction works at the new Tweed Valley Hospital site have been raised by NSW Greens MP, Dawn Walker.

Three-way tussle for hospital

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville According to the NSW Government North Coast Regional Plan, it was always intended that the Tweed Heads hospital be refurbished, retained and...

Tweed residents ‘misled’ by Health Infrastructure over hospital

A group that advocates moving the new Tweed Hospital from its planned site at Kingscliff says Tweed residents have been ‘misled’ by advertising and email correspondence from NSW Health Infrastructure.

No transparency over Tweed Hospital site

Barbara Roughan, Kingscliff.   First the NSW Health Department announces a major regional hospital on State Significant Farmland at Kingscliff without any prior consultation. Then a...

Tweed hospital works a boon for local business: MP

Work has commenced at the contested site of the new Tweed Valley Hospital in Kingscliff, with Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) saying it would result in ‘a local jobs boom’.

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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

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

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...