14 C
Byron Shire
June 20, 2021

Paradise SOLD!

Latest News


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Other News

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Anthony Stante, Coorabell

The ink isn’t even dry on the development application approval and the fine dining restaurant development at Scarrabellottis Lookout is up for sale. Surprise surprise… ‘A once in a lifetime opportunity with multiple development options’ according to the glossy brochure and video which was likely prepared before the final approval was given by Council.

It’s on the public record that this development presents lots of issues for the local community. The irony is, those that negotiated with Council will not be around to be held to account for issues they will have created – like inadequate provisions for onsite parking. They have made their development money and now scamper off into the sunset (viewed across towards Mt Chincogan according to the brochure) with the local community and Council left to deal with the mess that will surely ensue, including road safety issues.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. The Virus strikes again. This new outbreak of COVID-19 has come into NSW via the Crossroads Hotel.
    Just like how the coronavirus began in Australia from overseas back in January, the spread of the virus mainly is by tourists and tourism. Tourists mix and chat and eat and drink and shake hands and hug and party up close and personal with many, many people, maybe hundreds in one day.
    I will have a coffee alone at home with toast and spread the Vegemite all over it and talk to myself, for as a local I have not the money to be a tourist. That is my view.

  2. There are many in this Shire that share a common idea. Charles MacFarland and Peter Hatfield are two great examples, last week having written to Echo, to demonstrate the correct attitude we all need to adopt regarding the Lookout.We should be grateful they cleared up the confusion. It goes like this ( Councillors please take note)
    ‘I believe I have a God-given birth right to enjoy the luxury I am swear I am personally entitled to. If anything or anyone is harmed in the course of my pursuit to obtain this precious, personal indulgence, I don’t care. Don’t talk to me about it. I want what I want, and I’me entitled to it. And don’t me expect me to do any work to make it happen, I’m just going to turn up after others prepare the way, and grab my indulgence, and wander away when I’m done, not looking back. This logic supercedes anything else you have to say, so be quiet right now [buurrrp]’


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.