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What do you think of the Wade Park masterplan?

So many of the Lismore LGA assets were damaged in last year’s flood and the process of rebuilding is creating an opportunity to do things differently.

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Council to discuss use of consultants at internal workshop

Byron councillors will explore the amount Council spends on external consultants and potential conflicts of interest, following a long and, at times, spiteful debate last week.

Liberal councillors walk out during Tweed mayoral election

Yesterday Liberal councillors James Owen and Rhiannon Brinsmead walked out of the extraordinary Tweed Shire Council meeting in protest against the way the Mayor of Tweed Shire is elected. 

$1.4m funding boost for Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital

The Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital has received a $1.4 million funding boost announced yesterday by NSW Environment Minister Penny...

Woman charged over alleged armed robbery – Tweed Heads

A woman will appear in court today charged over the alleged armed robbery of a man at Tweed Heads earlier this week.

Ballina MP accuses Labor state budget of failing social housing needs

‘Basically, I get less than $2 million for my electorate for social housing,’ Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith said in response to this week’s state budget announcement.

Tiny home demolition

I refer to the article in The Echo (6 September) ‘Disabled war veteran’s tiny home faces Council demolition order’. Byron...

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The Vikings are coming!

The local Vikings will celebrate the winter solstice on the weekend with a bit of a bloodless battle in town in conjunction with the Lismore Lantern Parade.

Wollumbin Street bridge reduced to one lane

As part of the sewerage upgrade in Murwillumbah, Tweed Shire Council is urging motorists to plan ahead and seek alternative routes between the CBD and South Murwillumbah for up to four weeks from today.

They’re he-ere: SLSC surf patrols are on!

Surf Life Saving NSW says that more than 20,000 active volunteer lifesavers began patrols on beaches across the state on Saturday. 

A short history of cruelty

Anthony Albanese went to the last election promising to end live sheep exports from Australia. This rubbery promise has since been rolled back to his government's second term (assuming they get one). The independent panel's long-awaited report to the federal government on the issue has now also been delayed, from this week to late October.

Cruel Sea return gig supports Wildlife Hospital, October 21

For their first gig in ten years, The Cruel Sea will headline a fundraising event for Wild Aid 2023, in association with Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital and Bluesfest.