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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.

Other News

Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

Good start to season for Byron Beez basketballers

Byron Bay basketballers have started the season strongly with the women picking up a win, and a narrow loss,...

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of...

Unmissable sessions at Byron Writers Festival

Not sure which sessions to see? We’ve saved the best ’til last and highlighted some of the must-see panels and conversations from the 2022 program to help you decide. Hurry, Day Passes are selling fast!

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. 

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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.B smoothie bar | 2. Bodhi living | 3. Byron bay candles | 4. Honey hunt style | 5. Stone & Wood | 6. Byron bay sound stage | 7. Vampt vintage design | 8. Munch juice bar & takeaway | 9. Kido | 10. Bun coffee | 11. Crossfit Byron bay | 12.Weave guitars | 13. Lifecycles Byron bay | 14.Mr simple |15.Vagabond Byron bay |16.Barrio | 17.Highspec properties buyers agents | 18. Shack Palace Rituals

B Smoothie Bar

1. B Smoothie Bar

Same Bare Blends products. Same Bare Blends recipes. Consistent hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm Saturday, 8am – 2pm. Awesome happy team creating awesome fast smoothies for you.
Lot 44 Bayshore Drive (neighbours of Tigmi Trading)

Bodhi Living

2. Bodhi Living

Bodhi Living is a conceptual furniture store showcasing unique, antique pieces from around the world, combined with a range of contemporary furniture, rugs, lighting, decor and art. They also offer personalised interior design with in-house consultation, planning and execution. Australia wide shipping.
Shop 1/18 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay Industrial Estate
Ph: 0413 420 120

Byron Bay Candles

3. Byron Bay Candles

The chill in the air makes winter the perfect season to make your home smell warm and delicious. Burning a candle can feel like there’s a fire crackling – even in a room without a fireplace. It’s amazing how the glow of a candle’s flame always makes you feel warmer.
Byron Bay Candles – hand poured with love in Byron.
1, 21-23 Tasman Way, Byron Bay
Ph: 6685 5478

Honey Hunt Style

4. Honey Hunt Style

Not all fashion is created equal.
Consider, is your fashion ethically and locally made? Honey Hunt only works with Australian printers and seamstresses, all treated ethically, paid fair wages with good working conditions, creating your fashion to the highest standards with care. This in turn supports the livelihoods of the skilful makers, creating jobs, economic activity locally and underpinning slow-fashion.
Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct,
Byron Arts & Industry
Ph: 0408 766 546

Stone & Wood

5. Stone & Wood

Despite the chill, the brewery is the perfect place to cosy up, with outdoor heaters, Pony Rider blankets and fresh beers to warm the cockles. 100 Mile Table’s famous fish curries are back on the menu, flying over the counter as quickly as the loaded fries. Children and doggos welcome, so there’s no excuse not to take a break from it all!
100 Centennial Cct / Byron Bay
Ph: 02 6685 5173

Byron Bay Sound Stage

6. Byron Bay Sound Stage

Don’t dream it – create it – with state-of-the-art studios, AV and production hire, turn your vision into reality.
Host your film shoot or virtual event in this state-of-the-art studio using their 9m x 2.7m 4K LED wall, or utilise their world-class podcast studio for content creators, podcasters, actors and voiceover artists.
Level 1, The Hive, 88-94
Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay
[email protected]

Vampt Vintage Design

7. Vampt Vintage Design

At Vampt they are passionate about providing access to the best authentic vintage pieces from all over the world, built to stand the test of time!
Their focus on Scandinavian design has now expanded into Italian and Brazilian mid-century furniture and lighting.
They are currently in the Bodhi living complex and have a huge new showroom coming soon.
3/18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
Ph: 0414 806 549


Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway

8. Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway

Looking for the perfect place to eat? Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway has you covered! With great food, friendly service, dine-in and takeaway options, why not enjoy a delicious breaky or choose from one of their amazing lunch options including gourmet burgers, fresh juices, smoothies, açai bowls, coffees and more. Find them at Byron Bay Fair – where the locals shop!
FB: Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway
IG: @munchjuicebar
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Fair


9. Kido

The ultimate location for kid’s fashion in the Northern Rivers, with new stock from international brands Bobo Choses, Weekend House Kids, The Animals Observatory, and many more. They also stock all of your favourite local designers, so now is the perfect time to drop in, say ‘Hi’, and shop their newest selection.
Shop 7, 18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Bun Coffee

10. Bun Coffee

A good coffee changes everything. Choose from ethically sourced Certified Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, Australian grown blends or compostable coffee pods; all traceable to origin. Want to travel a bit further afield? Explore the Single Origin Bar and taste the world of coffee through the unique Single Origin collection from over 40 countries.
Open Monday–Friday 6am–3pm.
Unit 15–17, 1A Banksia Drive, Byron Bay.
Ph: 02 6680 9798

CrossFit Byron Bay

11. CrossFit Byron Bay

CrossFit Byron Bay will become the best hour of your day or the best week of your year. They run, jump, squat, push, pull, climb, lift and skip together because they know that everything is easier when you’re working beside a friend.
They prioritise moving well before they add intensity and believe that CrossFit is for every body.
74 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay
Ph: 0423 618 308
[email protected]

Weave Guitars

12. Weave Guitars

Weave guitars is your local guitar custom shop. They specialise in setups and repairs from the simplest to the trickiest. They like to work with every kind of instrument and they always provide a free quote for any job. Check their website for a gallery of their creations. Make your next appointment by email or text message.
Ph: 0413 470 775
[email protected]
82 Centennial Circuit

Lifecycles Byron Bay

13. Lifecycles Byron Bay

Lifecycles Byron Bay, your new local bike shop, is now open at 3/5 Easy St, in Habitat. They are your friendly local bike shop offering sales, servicing, bike hire and cycling tours. All bike brands are welcome for servicing. Drop-in for a chat and check out their selection of bikes and products in-store.
3/5 Easy St Byron Bay
Ph: 5661 7510
E: [email protected]

Mr Simple

14. Mr Simple

More than a clothes store, The Department is a place to find dependable products that stand the test of time. An eclectic collection of clothing, eskies, furniture, books, shoes, drinkware, and even a barbershop, the common thread is simple – only stuff they love gets in the door. If you need something for a weekend barbeque or your mate’s birthday, The Department is your spot.
Shop 39–41, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay

Vagabond Byron Bay

15. Vagabond Byron Bay

Plant-based goodness cafe • Awesome coffee • All milks available • Smoothies to dream about • Delicious in-house baked cakes and treats • Yummy food • No bookings required.
Outside seating for 50 patrons, or lay on the lawn under the shady poinciana in the centre courtyard.
Open Monday to Saturday, 6.30am–3pm.
Sunday, 8am–2pm.
Shop 33–34 Habitat
Porter Street, Byron Bay


16. Barrio

Barrio offers a relaxed environment for all-day dining. The wood-fired oven and open-flame grill is the heart of the restaurant, and all dishes are centred around the distinctive flavours imparted through this style of cooking. In the evening, the lights go down, dinner is served, and great bottles of natural and world-renowned wines are opened.
Opening hours are Mon–Tues, 7am–3pm, and Wed–Sat, 7am–10pm.

Highspec Properties Buyers Agents

17. Highspec Properties Buyers Agents

Your local Northern Rivers buyers agents.
Highspec Properties – award-winning buyers agency dedicated to helping you own your own slice of Byron and the Northern Rivers.
Get in touch and watch your property dream come to life through refined strategy, expert negotiation, and unparalleled commitment.
Team Highspec will be your secret agents, making one of life’s greatest stressors a breeze.
Ground floor, Habitat Building.
20 Fullerton Lane, Byron Bay
Ph: 1300 HISPEC

Shack Palace Rituals

18. Shack Palace Rituals

Visit the Shack Palace concept store and experience an immaculately curated selection of objects designed for ritual and mindfulness in our homes, including artisan handcrafted tea and coffee wares, linen, ceramics, glassware and small furnishings, as well as organic skincare, fragrances, incense and candles. Follow this local family @shackpalace on their journey in rethinking the way we live in our homes.
Shop 8, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
[email protected]


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.

Planning Dept investigates Splendour festival site

The company which owns and manages North Byron Parklands is being investigated by the NSW Department of Planning over traffic safety breaches that occurred during last month’s Splendour in the Grass festival.

Chinny Charge returns for Sept 

After an uphill battle against COVID the Chinny Charge is going to run again on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm. 

Teen charged following aggravated break and enters in Coraki

A teenager has been charged following two alleged aggravated break and enters in Coraki.