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Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

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Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act. 

Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

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.

HABITAT PRECINCT:
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. Byron Bay Traders | 2. Weave Guitar Co. | 3. Stone & Wood | 4. Kido | 5. ShackPalace Rituals | 6. Baked @ Byron | 7. Honey Hunt Style | 8. Vagabond Byron Bay | 9. Bodhi Living | 10. Vampt Vintage Design | 11. Bun Coffee | 12. Byron Bay Candles | 13. Barrio Byron Bay | 14. Highspec Properties


Byron Bay Traders

1. Byron Bay Traders

Byron Bay Traders is a collective showroom and retail space for local designers, makers, and small businesses. They showcase a variety of homewares, furniture, gifts, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, skincare and more, giving you the opportunity to consciously support small local businesses of Byron and surrounds. Lovingly made and ethically sourced is the mission of each business in the collective.
17 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
@byronbaytraders


Weave Guitar Co.

2. Weave Guitar Co.

Weave Guitar Co. offers premium guitar services, custom built instruments and professional advice. Every quote always was and always will be FREE.
They are organising a fundraising raffle, to win one of their unique custom guitars. 100 per cent of ticket sales will proceed to the local flood victim fund. Take the chance to win an amazing guitar and help your community!
2/2 Acacia Street, Byron Bay
0413 470 775
weaveguitars.com.au


Stone & Wood

3. Stone & Wood

Lovely locals! Head into the sanctuary that is our sunny beer garden and chill with friends, family, and your doggo, all while enjoying the freshest of fresh beers. Tasty treats from the legends at 100 Mile Table will fill your belly and there are even brewery tours operating if you care to delve a little deeper into your love of froth.
100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
@stoneandwoodbyronbay


KIDO

4. Kido

The ultimate location for kids 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
kidostore.com
@kidostore

 


ShackPalace Rituals

5. ShackPalace Rituals

Visit the Shackpalace Rituals 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 and incense. Follow this local family @shackpalace on their journey in rethinking the way we live in our homes.
Shop 8, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0488 616 408
shackpalacerituals.com
Instagram: @shackpalace


Baked @ Byron

6. Baked @ Byron

Looking for something yum? Come in and sample hot pastries, scrumptious cakes, and coffee at one of Byron Bay’s favourite bakeries, you’ll be served with great service and a friendly smile.
Conveniently located at Byron Bay Fair – where the locals shop, rain, hail or shine.
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Fair
byronbayfair.com.au


Honey Hunt Style

7. Honey Hunt Style

Did you know; each pair of leggings is sewn by local seamstresses and features stunning patterning from original artworks. When you shop with Honey Hunt you are supporting ethical Australian Made fashion and local jobs. It’s the ultimate slow clothing that’s beautifully made, for women. They will be THE most comfortable tights you’ll ever wear.
Shop in-store Mon–Sat and online.
Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0408 766 546
www.honeyhunt.style


Vagabond Byron Bay

8. 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
@vagabondbyronbay


Bodhi Living

9. 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 Cct, Byron Bay
0429 479 260 | @bodhi.living


Vampt Vintage Design

10. Vampt Vintage Design

Vampt loves all things vintage. Over the past 22 years the business evolved into property and interior styling and now has a focus on Italian lighting and Brazilian mid-century design, on the back of their well known Scandinavian range. Their expansion into Byron Bay is just ramping up.
Authenticity and real design, built to last a lifetime… and then another!
3/18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0414 806 549
vamptvintagedesign.com
@vamptvintagedesign


Bun Coffee

11. Bun Coffee

A good coffee changes everything. Bun Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar specialises in certified organic, fair trade, Rainforest Alliance and Australian grown coffee, along with a huge range of unique single origin beans.
Locals love their daily ritual of a coffee and a friendly chat, basking in the morning sun with their local baristas.
Open 7am–4pm Mon–Fri, and 7am–11am.
1a Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
6680 9798
buncoffee.com.au


Byron Bay Candles

12. Byron Bay Candles

Find Byron Bay Candles in Byron’s Arts and Industry Estate where they hand-pour pure, soy wax scented candles and reed diffusers with clean, non-toxic ingredients to support your health and wellbeing.
Think GREEN by recycling your empty jars with their refill options for both the candles and diffuser jars. Go to www.byronbaycandles.com/stockists or visit the factory door Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.
1, 21–23 Tasman Way, Byron Bay
(enter car park from Wollongbar St)
6685 5478
byronbaycandles.com


Barrio Byron Bay

13. Barrio Byron Bay

Seafood Saturdays are back, featuring an ever-changing menu of grilled and chilled seafood – think Fremantle occy cooked over an open fire, grilled local prawns, native Australian oysters fresh or lightly roasted, squid and everything in between. As always, you can expect an emphasis on local, seasonal produce of the highest quality available. Seafood Saturdays encompass both lunch and dinner service.
1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
barriobyronbay.com.au
@barriobyronbay


HighSpec Properties

14. HighSpec Properties

Your Northern Rivers real estate experience awaits…
HighSpec Properties – award-winning buyer’s agency dedicated to enriching your Byron Bay property transaction and elevating expectations.
Get in touch and watch your property dream come to life through refined strategy, expert negotiation, and unparalleled commitment.
Amanda Gould and 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
1300 HISPEC | highspecproperties.com.au

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