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As first peoples we have an inherited birthright and a deep responsibility to try, as much as possible, to tread lightly on Country and read Country.

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The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.

A little lift

After the loss of our public road during the February 28 deluge, some isolated residents have had to rely...

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish 

Having lived in so-called ‘Australia’ for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter, Áine Tyrrell, rewrites what is imaginable every step of the...

Bundjalung Nghari – contemporary Bundjalung stories 

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and words by Steven Oliver, Kylie Caldwell, Ella Noah Bancroft, Daniel...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

Stories about "West Byron":

West Byron decision just doesn’t add up

The Land and Environment Court’s decision to move forward with West Byron is a cruel blow for our community and the environment and has imposed impacts and consequences which will be endured for years to come.

Injury, insult and very bad planning

It was a week when the worst ever natural disaster hit our Shire; then came the news that the Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court had approved the subdivision for the remaining half of West Byron – another disaster that, unlike the floods, we should have been able to stop. 

‘Locals’ West Byron DA approved

The development application by the ‘local’ group, Site R&D, for West Byron has been approved by the Land and Environment Court.

West Byron developer seeks to reduce staging, timeframe

One of the developers behind the West Byron suburb opposite the Arts & Industry Estate is asking Council to reduce the number of construction stages from seven to three

Tony Maxwell, West Byron and fighting for our community

Catherine Coorey, Byron Bay Thank you, Wren McLean, for the beautiful piece about Tony Maxwell; a remarkable local man who died too young. Few people would...

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo published a letter from me...

West Byron court case

Tom Vidal, Byron Bay I have been listening to the ongoing court proceedings Council v Site R&D (part of the West Byron DA) of the Land...

Outdated traffic reports relied upon by Council and developers

Questions around the use of outdated traffic studies by Council and developers to plan the future of Byron Shire remain unanswered, says a local civil engineer.

Residents address court, opposed to West Byron

A group of locals have addressed the Land and Environment Court (LEC) over the proposed West Byron housing development, raising concerns about the traffic, flooding, residential amenity and environmental impacts of the plan.

West Byron – wetland or suburb?

Turning the West Byron housing development site into a wetland for excess effluent from the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is a possible solution to its increased output, says Greens MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire councillor Cate Coorey.

Food, drink and craft brewery ’in principle’ approval for Tweed South Industrial Estate

Industrial estate zoning was under question at Tweed Council's planning meeting on 4 August as councillors endorsed the development application (DA) for an ‘artisan food and drink industry including craft brewery, retail area and restaurant at Industry Drive Tweed Heads South. 

Storylines – The Voice of the voiceless

My grandfather would often tell me a story. A story about a community. This community was self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-determining of their own lives.

Draft COMP caps Public Access at Lismore Council

A Draft Code of Meeting Practice (COMP) and Briefing Policy prepared by the Governance & Customer Service Manager was the subject of discussion at Lismore Council this week.

Olivia Newton-John and FernGully

Olivia Newton-John was active in many environmental issues in the Northern Rivers region. One in particular was the 12-year battle to save ‘Fern Gully’ in Coorabell from being dammed.