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August 17, 2022

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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

Other News

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces...

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Kids Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival 2022

If you are a kid, or you know a kid who loves books, reading and creativity, then Byron Writers Festival’s ‘Kids Big Day Out’ on Sunday 28 August is the ultimate event for you!

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Creative, small batch, hand-made, state-of-the-art, artisan, innovative, ethical, imaginative, hyper-local, leading-edge, quality, EXPLORE premium, master, handcrafted, accomplished, cutting edge, organic, designer, eclectic DISCOVER ingenious, beautiful, unique, sensational, avant-garde, original, visionary, inspirational, expert, brilliant, gifted, ahead of the curve. YOU wonderful, compelling, THERE experiencing, witnessing, engaging. NOW.

A cleverly designed village where people live, work and play, all in one place, combining old-school Byron (community, creativity) with new thinking (live+work spaces, car sharing) and good times (food, shops) to create a little oasis for locals and visitors alike.


1. Eye of Horus | 2. The Lobby | 3. Bun Coffee | 4. Mark Tuckey Furniture | 5. Stone & Wood | 6. Bodhi Living | 7. FORRM | 8. Kido Store | 9. Byron Bay Fair | 10. Honey Hunt Style | 11. Katrina Beohm Real Estate | 12. Habitat Workspace | 13. High Spec Properties

Eye Of Horus

1. Eye of Horus

Luxury, cruelty-free, Byron Bay beauty brand, Eye of Horus, is globally renowned for being at the forefront of sophisticated, ethical and timeless beauty. Their brand new concept store is an elevated beauty destination that offers a unique, interactive experience, inviting clientele to sample cosmetic shades, customise their own palettes, and experiment with luxe beauty looks created by in-house makeup artists.

4/1 Boronia Place

The Lobby Gallery

2. The Lobby

Byron Bay’s newest art gallery, The Lobby, was formed by a collective of local businesses who love art and want to share the love by showcasing local artists in their space. Exhibitions are currently on hold owing to lockdown, but stay tuned for more to come soon!

2/17 Tasman Way
Neighbouring Byron School of Clay and Nimbus.

Bun Coffee

3. Bun Coffee

Need caffeinating? Bun HQ are open for your takeaway and take home coffee. Mon: Fri 7am–4pm Sat: 7am–11am Choose from ethically sourced Certified Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, Australian-grown blends or compostable coffee pods, all traceable to origin.

Order ahead, call them on 6680 9798
Unit 15-17, 1A Banksia Drive

Mark Tuckey Furniture

4. Mark Tuckey Furniture

Mark Tuckey Furniture is an Australian Furniture company dedicated to creating products they love and want to live with in their own homes. They design timber furniture with integrity, simplicity and strength, using recycled and sustainably managed timbers. They also retail complementary seating, homewares, lighting and artwork. Their commitment is to produce lifetime pieces with a negligible footprint.

14 Bayshore Drive
8403 3062

Stone & Wood

5. Stone & Wood

Lockdown drive-through @ the Brewery Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12–5pm. All your Stone & Wood favourites, plus 1L sharers of special batch beers, brewed exclusively on-site.

100 Centennial Circuit

Bodhi living

6. Bodhi Living

Bodhi Living is a conceptual furniture store that showcases unique, antique pieces from around the world, combined with a range of contemporary furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and art. They also offer a unique and personalised design experience and can guide their clients through residential, commercial and contract projects with in-house design consultation, planning and execution, creating considered spaces that enrich the soul.

1/18 Centennial Circuit
0429 479 260

Forrm Store

7. FORRM. store

“A meeting of form and function” FORRM. store is a boutique offering with a focus on fashion and lifestyle products curated to enhance a considered yet luxurious lifestyle. They are dedicated to showcasing Australian and International brands that embody their philosophy and values of timelessness, quality and sustainable fabrics with ethical production. Their online store is currently open with pick up available.

1/57 Centennial Cct

Kido Store

8. Kido Store

Kido is a kids concept store with items they love curated from around the world. Catering for newborns to 15 years, they focus on ethically and environmentally conscious brands across fashion, decor, furniture, books, toys, and bikes. With brands sourced locally and from around the world, their products are designed to be lovingly handed on from one child to the next.

7/18 Centennial Cct
9045 7777

Byron Bay Fair

9. Byron Bay Fair

Byron Bay’s newest art gallery, The Lobby, was formed by Byron Bay Fair – where the locals shop! SUPA IGA Byron Bay have been proudly serving the Byron community since 2006, stocking great fresh food, meat, and produce. They are supporters of local suppliers and brands, offering far more benefits than just competitive prices. They are open until 9pm seven days a week for all your shopping needs!

20 Bayshore Drive
Socials: @ByronBayFair

Honey Hunt Style

10. Honey Hunt Style

Shop online and receive FREE freight locally – code SUPPORT-LOCAL Created from original artworks by Jules Hunt, printed in Australia, hand cut individually in their Byron studio and sewn by local seamstresses – the ultimate slow clothing, supporting a small group of talented women. Their offer to you is simple: making it easy to buy well-made clothes that last and are beautiful to wear.

Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct
0408 766 546

Katrina Beohm Real Estate

11. Katrina Beohm Real Estate

Katrina Beohm Real Estate specialise in coastal and hinterland sales through Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore shires. With twenty years locally in real estate, Katrina and her team have a large database and first-class marketing strategies that can help you sell your property.

8 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0459 066 087

Habitat Workspace

12. Habitat Workspace

A modern co-working space for freelancers, start-ups and small businesses. Thirty-four lockable ‘pocket offices’, and twelve open plan desks; a smarter, more affordable way to do business in an upscale setting that is still relaxed.

Building B1, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
02 6694 3244

High Spec Properties

13. High Spec Properties

A new Northern Rivers Real Estate Experience Awaits… HighSpec Properties – an award-winning buyer’s agency brings experience, dedication and expertise to your Byron Shire property search. Watch your property dream come to life through award-winning strategy and negotiation. Amanda Gould and Felicity Mackenzie will be your secret agents, on your side to help. It’s time to enrich your property journey.

Ground Floor Habitat Building, 20 Fullerton Lane
0449 765 106
[email protected]

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...