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Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

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.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with...

Stories about "Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL)":

HLO responds to victims of holiday letting (VOHL)

The peak local holiday letting industry organisation has refuted claims from residents adversely impacted by the activity, specifically around its legality.

It’s all about jobs? Holiday-letting scare tactics highlighted

Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL) refutes claims by a director of Stayz, Jordan Condo, that jobs could be lost and economic growth impacted if Byron Shire Council acts to 'penalise families who let out their holiday houses'.

Councillors’ holiday-let arguments based on false data

Doug Luke, coordinator,Victims Of Holiday Letting.  Victims Of Holiday Letting would like to correct misleading information provided by two councillors in Echonetdaily articles. In Echonetdaily of...

Holiday-let policy submissions closing

A policy that would dramatically change how holiday rental homes are managed is on display at Byron Shire Council, with public submissions closing tomorrow: Friday, December 4.

Holiday letting last chance

Doug Luke, Victims of Holiday Letting. The Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) document is on exhibition until December 4. VOHL is currently receiving feedback about increased problems with holiday letting in all areas but particularly Brunswick Heads.

Byron Council tackles holiday letting

Signage outside holiday let premises, the introduction of development consent and higher rate charges are just some of the measures Byron Shire Council has put forward as part of its strategy to manage the industry.

Why VOHL supports holiday-let regulation

Doug Luke, VOHL. Much as we love you, Jenny Coman, and your great contribution to our community we do feel that you have misrepresented the position taken by Victims of Holiday Letting.

Victims of holiday letting should consider class action

Jenny Coman, Bangalow. It’s hard to believe that after all the complaints and the horror stories behind them, Victims of Holiday Letting are urging us to ‘actively support’ the proposed holiday letting strategy currently on exhibition by Byron Shire Council.

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.