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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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Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

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.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

A chance for young poets to shine

Youth poets across the region are being invited to take part in the John West Youth Poetry Cup in Byron Bay on August 27.

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Tweed leads charge on changing deemed refusal timeframe to 120 days for DAs

The Tweed Shire Council currently has over 400 development applications (DA) to process and are unable to meet the 40-day determination period. This is not a new story for many of the local councils up and down the east coast of NSW.

Tweed Shire’s community flood forum tonight in Murwillumbah

Were you affected by the recent flooding in Tweed Shire that devastated the Northern Rivers region? If the answer is ‘yes’ then tonight you...

Tweed Mayor calls for expansion of voluntary house raising and purchase

The NSW Upper House Select Committee on the Response to Major Flooding across NSW in 2022 met in Murwillumbah yesterday. Tweed Mayor Chris Cherry called for the immediate expansion of the Voluntary House Raising and Voluntary House Purchase schemes. 

Tweed update from Chris Cherry

Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry speaks to The Echo about the recovery of her area, which was hit hard by recent flooding.

Tweed Councillors briefed today on controversial $250m development for Kingscliff

Controversial $250m health precinct proposal on State Significant Farmland in Tweed faces significant community opposition as the developer presents its case to council today.

Frustration over library closures as other businesses face opening dilemma

Tweed Shire Councillor James Owen (Liberal) has expressed frustration over the closure of Regional Tweed Library (RTL) network to the public until 1 December, particularly those in Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff. Similarly other businesses in the region are facing the same question of if opening up is worth the risks.

NSW Premier Perrottet announces its time to ‘open up’

There were 587 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Eight people died with two...

Pandemonium predicted if there is no regional roadmap to recovery

Tweed Mayor Chris Cherry has called out new NSW Deputy Premier Peter Toole’s assertion that it has been difficult to get the regions to...

NSW Premier appeals to Qld Premier for compassion for border communities

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW HD) and the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called on the Queensland Premier ‘to have compassion’ for the NSW/Qld border communities.

What does Tweed Council spend locally?

Tweed Shire Council has reported in their Corporate Performance Report at the 19 August council meeting that they had a total spend of $191m on goods and services last year.

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...