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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Reactivating Lismore with markets

Lismore CBD is about to receive a boost with two of its largest markets coming to Lismore’s CBD to help reactivate local economy and sense of community. 

I am outraged

The insert in The Echo (8 May) could be taken to imply that cloud seeding was the cause of recent...

Action after the flood: Mullum residents discuss flooding

Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) held a public meeting at the Ex-Services Club on May 16, and with approximately 150 attending it exceeded expectations.

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Fears Murwillumbah will lose health services

Reclassifying Murwillumbah from a regional to a metropolitan categorisation has been criticised by both local councillors and federal MP Justine Elliot who say it will negatively impact on health services in the town.

Provest’s political point-scoring

Lynn Dickinson, Pottsville According to the NSW Government website, ‘under Section 220 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) a council is a body corporate. ...

Katie Milne as Tweed Mayor for another two years

Tweed Greens Councillor Milne has been returned as Mayor for another two years while independent Councillor Chris Cherry was elected unopposed to the position of Deputy Mayor.

Tweed Council rejects Adani

Tweed Council rejected any dealings with the Adani Carmichael mine and its associates at last nights council meeting but not everyone was in favour.

Mayor opens Tweed’s first new affordable home

Tweed mayor Katie Milne opened a new affordable home in Murwillumbah yesterday. The best news is, there are 21 more in the pipeline, thanks to a partnership between Tweed Shire Council and affordable housing agency Horizon Homes.

Tweed’s scenic values eroded

What are we shielding from view? I refer to the article Coast Road’s scenic values threatened: mayor by Luis Feliu in Echonetdaily on November 13. This article highlighted the need for strategic planning to retain the scenic and environmental values of the Tweed Coast road corridor.

Refusal of subdivision on Pottsville high-school site defended

Tweed mayor Katie Milne used her casting vote to ensure Tweed Shire Council will defend its recent rejection of a controversial 65-lot housing subdivision on a site long earmarked for a public high school at the fast-growing Pottsville.

New Tweed mayor Katie Milne thinking ahead

Michael McNamara, Tyalgum. I congratulate Greens councillor Katie Milne on being elected as Tweed mayor and also on moving a resolution to ask the council’s bankers to consider not investing in CSG or other fossil fuel projects.

Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.