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May 14, 2021

Latest News

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Discover Ballina

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and services that are not available within the Byron Shire.

Ballina is centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River. It is a playground for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers, and eco-adventurers. It is also just a hop, skip, and jump, or, more to the point, a 15-minute drive down the freeway, from the Byron Shire.

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre Highway Haven Nursery  The Book Warehouse Ballina Beach Village Lighthouse Beach Cafe Still at the Centre Absolute Waterfront Ramada Fozie’s Fishing


Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

1. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair is an Australian-owned family business and supports numerous local suppliers and businesses, which in turn keeps money within our economy. The centre creates employment for locals with over 600 jobs.

www.ballinafair.com.au


Highway Haven Nursery

2. Highway Haven Nursery

FRUIT TREES – avocados, berries, bush foods, carambola, citrus, custard apple, figs, fingerlimes, guavas, macadamias, mangoes, olives, passionfruit, pomegranates, midyim, pecans, plums, stonefruits. Clean healthy homegrown food.

17 Paperbark Cl, West Ballina

0466 956 110

hwyhaven.com.au


Book Warehouse Ballina

3. The Book Warehouse

The Book Warehouse Ballina carries new releases plus popular backlist titles, bargain books for all ages, and a beautiful range of

gift cards and wrap.

Drop in for reading and gift ideas.

6686 0917


Ballina Beach Village

4. Ballina Beach Village

The perfect weekend getaway – South Ballina’s favourite holiday park! Under new management. Refurbished cabins, huge camping sites, pet friendly (with fully enclosed off-lead dog area), and onsite licensed cafe.

6686 3347

ballinabeachvillage.com.au


Lighthouse Beach Cafe

5. Lighthouse Beach Cafe

Lighthouse Beach Cafe has been located in the Ballina Surf Club for over five years.

They are open seven days a week for

breakfast and lunch (dinner in summer).

6686 4380

lighthousebeachcafe.com.au


Still At The Centre

6. Still at the Centre

Attention all creatives of Ballina Shire… come and check out your beautiful new art supplies and framing shop that has opened in the industrial estate at

1/9 Ray O’Neill Crescent

0466 430 813

the-centre.com.au


The Point Bar and Restaurant

7. Absolute Waterfront

With an atmosphere that will take your breath away, The Point Restaurant and Bar on the Richmond River is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days. Conference and wedding packages available.

6618 1188

thepointballina.com.au


Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron

8. Ramada

Stylish riverside accommodation, featuring hotel spa rooms, 1- to 2-bedroom suites or penthouses with outdoor heated pool, gym, and conference facilities.

Enquiries call 1800 826 181

or visit ramadaballinabyron.com.au


Fozie's Fishing

9. Fozie’s Fishing

Fishing and whale-watching adventures. Experience the wonder of catching fish or seeing whales swimming close by. Ready for your next amazing adventure? Jump on board, we can’t wait to show you our world.

0427 834 376

foziesfishing.com.au

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...