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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

Cinema: Seriously Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RCj3-Pz50 If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, then this just might be your happy place for the summer. Seriously...

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Flogging a petition

In a blatantly political move, the Tweed Chamber of Commerce is flogging an online petition calling for the appointment...

Cartoon of the week – 30 November 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

So many strings to his bow

Andy Jans-Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, who works through the mediums of film, music, theatre and art. As a...

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Blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam

Low levels of blue-green algae has been detected at Clarrie Hall Dam, Tweed’s main facility for water storage. A green alert has been issued for the dam.

Kingscliff’s ‘Paradiso’ once again seeks to change from tourist to residential 

In what seems like Déjà vu for many Tweed Shire councillors, residents and businesses in Kingscliff are once again putting in objections to the change of use development application put forward by owners of eight units in the holiday apartment block Paradiso. 

Relocation site of Murwillumbah SES raises concerns

The current site selected by Tweed Shire Council staff for the relocation of the Murwillumbah SES to Bray Park have raised concerns of some councillors due to the impact on local native vegetation including threatened species.

$5m to assess and manage flood contamination in Northern Rivers

Five million dollars has been made available to assess flood-contaminated across the Northern Rivers by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Call for audit of Splendour In The Grass as 50,000 capacity questioned 

Tweed Council has called for an independent audit of Splendour In The Grass following the multiple and significant failures of the 2022 event. 

How do you fit a car in half a parking space?

Car parking spaces in Tweed Shire have been a bit on the nose of late. Developers, Cabarita Beachside pty ltd, recently used the council’s request for the correct allocation of parking spaces to meet their Development Control Plans (DCP) as a trigger to terminate the contracts for 38 apartments that were bought off the plan in Cabarita Beach. 

What the floods dragged in and the Tweed Council has removed

From cars to fallen trees and even a boat pontoon more than 890m³ of flood debris has been removed from the Tweed River and Tweed Coast beaches.

30.5m Telstra tower for Kingscliff?

Councillors Warren Polglase (Conservative) and James Owen (Liberal) were quick to move and second the motion to approve a 30.5m Telstra tower at Kingscliff to be used as a mobile phone base station facility at the most recent Tweed Shire Council meeting. 

Flood alert system for Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek

A new automated flash flood alert system for the villages of Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek is being launched following a successful trial last summer.

Tweed Rail Trail on track to open early 2023

For those who are keen to access the Tweed section of the rail trail the reality is in sight. Tweed Shire Council has announced that it will be open to the public early, subject to weather.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.