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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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Suffolk Park DA

Warnings and obscure truths often appear in ‘Backlash’ in The Echo. Addressing the proposed 4000 sqm development in Clifford...

Firearm and drugs seized during vehicle stop; pair charged – Mullumbimby

A man and woman have been charged with drug and firearm offences following a vehicle stop in Mullumbimby.

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.

Is Wilsons Creek contaminated?

Do the cars that ended up in Wilsons Creek pose a significant health risk owing to leaching toxins?

Contentious DA’s on the agenda at Byron Council meeting

Two contentious Development Applications (DAs) are set to come before this week’s Byron Council meeting, setting the scene for some lively debate.

New laws to tackle crime profits and encryption

The premier has announced new police powers and ‘tougher penalties’ for money laundering and unexplained wealth in NSW.

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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...

NSW Nationals elect Paul Toole and Bronnie Taylor as leader and deputy

The NSW National Party have elected  Paul Toole MP as NSW Nationals Leader and Bronnie Taylor MLC as his deputy replacing NSW Deputy Premier...

How is the Qld border closure affecting you? Take the survey

If you are a business or an individual that has been impacted either from the Northern Rivers region or the Gold Coast, your stories are relevant and the group are asking that you fill out a survey to let them know the challenges and issues you are facing.

Bipartisan request for Tweed/Byron Shire border checkpoint holds no sway with Deputy Premier

Deputy Premier John Barilaro may have made it clear yesterday that the combined bipartisan appeal from Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry and local MPs held no sway with him, but they are pushing ahead with discussions on a Tweed Shire border control regardless.

Bipartisan call for Tweed Shire border zone

Political leaders on the North Coast, from across the political spectrum, have decided to work together to urgently call for the establishment of a...

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

$50,000 in grants for sixteen Tweed sports clubs

Tweed sporting organisations have received a welcome boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government.

Local MPs announce funding for local sports clubs

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina, yesterday announced $50,000 in funding for a total of fifteen sports clubs in her electorate.

NSW govt accused of resurrecting ‘koala killing bill’

Environmental group, the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA), has condemned an announcement by NSW Liberals and Nationals government ministers Barilaro, Stokes and Kean that they have made a deal on koala protection.

Tweed voters call on Geoff Provest to help save koalas

A peaceful gathering in support of koalas and object to the NSW government's koala killing bill is planned for Murwillumbah on Saturday, 20 March.

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?