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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Other News

Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

Farm tours, tastings and horse riding – confusion over State agritourism SEPP

A lengthy debate took place at the last Tweed Shire Council planning meeting (5 May) around the issue of...

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.

The Richmond conundrum

The forthcoming federal election presents the Richmond electorate as an interesting conundrum. I do not believe the current leaders...

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

Flood recovery 2022 must be community led and flexible

The recent news that our mighty NSW State Government are going to step into the Northern Rivers as a sort of Mary Poppins and over-arch their solutions into an umbrella of several councils via the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) was met with cheer and skepticism.

Byron Arts & Industry & Habitat Precinct

BYRON ARTS & INDUSTRY ESTATE: 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.


1. Argenton Design

Bespoke fine jewellery. Inspired by simplicity, symbols and nature, Lisa Argenton creates pieces to be treasured for years. Open Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am till 5pm or by appointment
2/1A Banksia Drive
0413 707  642

Bun Coffee

2. Bun Coffee

Bun Coffee is a specialty roaster of  Organic, Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance blends and 40+ Single Origins.  Visit the newly refurbished roastery door for all your local coffee needs.
17/1A Banksia Drive

Byron Bay Peanut Butter Co.

3. Byron Bay Peanut Butter Co

Come visit us at our brand new Peanut Butter Store. Receive 10% off when mentioning this article. Open Wednesday to Friday 10:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm
16 Tasman Way

Byron Foodies

4. Byron Foodies

Byron Foodies Walking Tour will get you feasting on scrumptious delights. Byron Foodies 100% supports the local foodies that are off the beaten track at the Arts & Industry Estate. Tours run Mon–Friday.

Eye of Horus

5. Eye of Horus

Awaken The Goddess Within with award-winning cosmetics based on ancient sacred formulas. Developed in Byron Bay, Eye of Horus Cosmetics are naturally formulated with plant-based ingredients and waxes.
9/12 Tasman Way


6. Froth

A cute cafe/takeaway servicing the industrial estate with organic coffee, poached eggs, burgers, toasties, salads, pies, pastries, açai bowls, fresh juices and smoothies. Open Mon-Fri 6:30am–4pm, Saturday 8am–2pm.
1 Banksia Drive

Honey Hunt Style

7. Honey Hunt Style

Wear art, style, and comfort, created in Byron, Australian made. Perfect for yoga, Pilates, chilling, or dolling up – you’ll want to live in them. Twenty-seven unique designs – $79.
2/10 Brigantine Street

Interior Motives Blind Design

8. Interior Motives Blind Design

Get your shade on and beat the summer heat. Plantations shutters, Roman blinds, shutters, awnings fully motorised whole-house systems. Your window treatments are their speciality.
1/84–86 Centennial Circuit

Kouzina Byron Bay

9. Kouzina Byron Bay

Authentic Greek homestyle kitchen offering locally sourced, seasonal meals, mezzes, salads, sweets, organic coffee, and more. Breakfast/Lunch 7.30am–3pm ~ Tues–Fri dinner 6–late ~ Thur–Sat Ph: 0451 196 769
1 Acacia Street
Instagram: kouzina_byronbay
Facebook: Kouzina Byron Bay Greek

Light Touch Solar & Electrical

10. Light Touch Solar & Electrical

Your local Tesla Powerwall Two certified installers. Store excess solar to use at night, protect your home during a blackout, and claim your energy independence with Powerwall. Limited stock.
9 Centennial Circuit

Massuri & Pele

11. Massuri & Pele

The studio is a curated collection of stunning, crafted jewellery made of sterling silver and gold, teaming up with ethically crafted fashion made of natural fibres. Timeless and stylish pieces that accentuate the female form.
2/11 Banksia Drive

Organic Beauty by Kamon

12. Organic Beauty by Kamon

Using natural, organic-certified products, experience Kamon’s ultimate personalised treatments in blissful, intimate, and private surroundings. Waxing, spray tan, eyes, nails, facials, eyelash lifting, and extensions.
6685 5545
1 Acacia Street

Painted Earth

13. Painted Earth

Australia’s largest range of sustainable paints, wood finishes, and renders. Beautiful, durable, and affordable. No smell, no toxic fumes. Once you try them you won’t look back.
M–F: 7.30am–4.30pm, Sat 10am–2pm.
1 Brigantine Street

Grounded Living

14. Grounded Living

Solutions to your soft flooring needs. The latest summer range takes inspiration from the colours of the Byron Shire. It is the ocean, a walk in nature, the feeling of being at home – and Grounded.
Unit 4/4 Banskia Drive

Stone & Wood

15. Stone & Wood

Drop into our tasting room and brewery for a tour, tasting, or a bite to eat in a space dedicated to beer education.
100 Centennial Circuit

Zentai Living

16. Zentai Living

Australia’s natural bedding specialist since 1981. Certified organic latex mattresses. All-natural latex mattresses. Traditional futons. All solid American oak bedframes. Bedroom furniture.
Shop instore or online.
1/11 Banksia Drive

Fallen Broken Street

17. Fallen Broken Street

Byron Bay-based headwear label Fallenbrokenstreet has a massive collection at their flagship showroom. Cruise in and say hi 'n' try some hats on. They love what they do and hope u do 2 :) xoxox fallenbrokenstreet xoxox
93 Centennial Circuit

Habitat Precinct

Habitat Precinct

LIVE, WORK, PLAY. Embodying the Byron Bay lifestyle and everything it represents, Habitat is a fantastic retail, leisure and lifestyle community and destination within the Byron Arts & Industry Estate.
Located 5 minutes from the beach or a 10 minute cycle from town. Onsite parking available or jump on the train and be there in 10 easy minutes.


1. Aestheticà

At Aestheticà you’ll be in the hands of medical and dermal professionals. We offer treatments handpicked for their effectiveness – we make skin goals possible.
[email protected]
Follow us FB/IG @aestheticabyronbay
0427 601 903

Habitat Collective

2. Habitat Collective

Habitat Collective showcases a beautiful collection of fashion, kidswear, accessories, furniture and homewares from local and independent designers such as Rowie, East Coast General, Byron Bay Hanging Chairs, and Little Winnie.

Florian Beck

3. Florian Beck

Florian Beck has a passion for perfection producing fine custom handmade jewellery, specialising in diamonds and pearls and unique pieces from around the world. Florian Beck has worked in Byron Bay for over 20 years.

Prae Store

4. Prae Store

Prae is your go-to destination for on-trend activewear and luxe natural and organic beauty and wellness products. Stocking Australian brands and beautiful gift ideas.

Nice Martin

5. Nice Martin

'Nice Martin is made for the girl with a handsome aesthetic, who likes to meddle with her rebellious side but also stay feminine! NM upholds individuality and ethicality without bursting the bank.'

Katrina Beohm Real Estate

6. Katrina Beohm Real Estate

Katrina Beohm Real Estate is an independent agency able to offer a bespoke real estate service without the constraints of a franchise structure.

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.