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May 14, 2021

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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

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Mullum — time to discover your own backyard

You know that feeling when you look at your backyard and rather than seeing what you’ve always seen, you suddenly see the hidden beauty, delight and potential?

Mullumbimby, the Byron Shire’s backyard. It’s very familiar, you think you know what it has to offer, yet it has so much more; interesting, exciting – both established and new there is always something worth experiencing…

The Cactus Hill Project WD Nicholls Chartered Accountants The Branches Coffee Roasters The Byron Shire Echo Holistic Natural Health Care Edens Landing Made in Mullum Chincogan Store The Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop Huonbrook Valley Mullumbimby Engineering Byron Bay Pork & Meats The Empire Yaman Linen House Outlet Mullumbimby Veterinary Clinic Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market Sunshine Alley Dolphin Cove Bistro Mullumbimby Motors Old Mill Timberyard

The Cactus Hill Project

1. The Cactus Hill Project

The Cactus Hill Project creates unique stories for your home and life. Designer furniture, handcrafted ceramics, decorative objects, treasured textiles, accessories and art are all curated in collaboration with local and international artisans.

6684 6110 cactushillproject.com.au

82 Burringbar Street

WD Nicholls Tracy Simpson

2. WD Nicholls Accountants

Tracy Simpson, managing director, and her professional and friendly team have over 25 years experience. Specialists in accounting, tax, superannuation, financial planning, business advice and insurance.


6684 2502

109 Dalley Steet

The Branches Coffee

3. The Branches Coffee

The Branches lovingly roast organic, fairtrade specialty coffees and create delicious market fresh breakfast and lunch offerings in their cafe. Must try: housemade bagels!

Open Monday to Friday 6.30am–3pm


Unit 7, 9-11 Towers Drive

The Echo

4. The Echo

Free, independent, quirky, irreverent, reliable, responsive, audacious, delivers, sustainable, local, shocking, thought-provoking – and that’s just the editor.

The Echo – giving a damn since 1986

contact us

6684 1777

Village Way, Stuart Street

Holistic Natural Health

5. Holistic Natural Health

AHPRA Registered Health Practitioners:

Michael Collis – Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine. Jamie Bellamy – Acupuncturist (General practice, Women’s Health, Emotional Imbalances). Prema Ra – Physiotherapist, Self Help for Chronic Pain.

Michael 6684 2559

Jamie 0432 034 202

Prema 0406 912 124

2/70 Burringbar Street

Edens Landing

6. Edens Landing

At Edens landing they take pride in serving fresh local produce, with both organic and conventional seasonal fruits and vegetables. Try their extensive range of mouthwatering antipasto, olives and delicious cheeses.


6684 1007

Shop 4/97 Stuart Street

Made in Mullum

7. Made in Mullum

A collective of unique and wonderful local artisans selling their creations under one roof. All handmade locally. Always something new and Interesting. Find them next to the Empire Cafe.

Insta: madeinmullum FB: madeinmullum

22 Burringbar Street

Chincogan Store

8. Chincogan Store

Your local family owned milkbar. Open 5:30am- 8:30pm 7 days. Juicy burgers, crunchy chips, fresh sandwiches, huge thickshakes, coffee, sweets and treats. Catering and function catering. Phone orders welcome.

6684 2214

33 Burringbar Street

The Mullum Chocolate Shop

9. Mullum Chocolate Shop

An old fashioned Chocolate Shop offering a great selection of chocolates, lollies and licorice with friendly smiles and service. They offer a large selection of vegan, organic and gluten-free options.


6684 4825

Shop 1, 104 Dalley Street

Huonbrook Valley

10. Huonbrook Valley

Imagine… a Friday evening family meal or date with no phone reception, where folks actually speak with each other! A slice of Tuscany hidden in the hills behind Mullumbimby.

6684 0400


361 Huonbrook Road, Huonbrook

Mullumbimby Engineering

11. Mullumbimby Engineering

The local experienced team at Mullumbimby Engineering specialise in structural steelwork. They are committed to expert fabrication backed by outstanding customer care. Steel sales also available at 17 Towers Drive.

6684 2325


17 Towers Drive, Ind. Estate

Byron Bay Pork and Meats

12. Byron Bay Pork & Meats

A local, family-owned business that sources premium quality pork, beef, lamb and goat from their family farms. Call in and see their friendly team. Open Monday to Saturday.

6684 2137

70 Dalley Street

The Empire Cafe

13. The Empire

The Empire is where it’s at!

Something for all tastes from epic burgers to vegan delights. Enjoy delectable treats and good vibes at this Mullum icon.

FB: EmpireMullum Insta: EmpireMullum


20 Burringbar Street


14. Yaman

Authentic handcrafted Yemenite pastry, falafel, Middle Eastern spices, free-range, organic, local produce and love for the flavours of their ancestors, blended with the tradition of Yemen and the vibe of Mullumbimby.


6684 3778

4/62 Stuart Street

Linen House

15. Linen House Outlet

Linen House has something for every room of your house. Quilt covers, sheets, towels, cushions and more. All up to 70% off from a family brand you can trust.

29-31 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby

Mullum Vet Clinic

16. Mullum Vet Clinic

Your local vet for over 30 years, servicing Mullumbimby and surrounds. A professional, friendly team caring for small and large animals. Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm,

Sat 9am–12pm

A/h emergency service 6684 3818

124 Dalley Street

Mullum Farmers Market

17. Mullum Farmers’ Market

Every Friday 7-11am, come and see Mullum at its colourful best. Shop for fresh produce, meet friends, enjoy brekkie and local coffee, and soak up the fun and friendly vibe.


Mullum Showgrounds, cnr Main Arm Road & Chinbible Ave

Sunshine Alley

18. Sunshine Alley

Sunshine Alley houses carefully curated local art, jewellery, ceramics, body products and beautiful clothing. Owner and jewellery designer Susie Cadsky is happy to discuss jewellery custom designed just for you.

0429 191 106


59 Burringbar Street

Dolphin Cove Bistro

19. Dolphin Cove Bistro

Dolphin Cove Bistro at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club, serving $12 daily specials and a pizza and pasta buffet every Tuesday, where kids under 12 eat free (conditions apply).

Like us on Facebook:

Dolphin Cove Bistro Mullum Ex-Service Club

6684 2533

58 Dalley Street

Mullumbimby Motors

20. Mullumbimby Motors

Located in the Mullumbimby industrial estate, Mullumbimby Motors specialises in servicing and repairs on Volkswagen and European vehicles and everything in between. Log book servicing and hire cars available.

6684 2499


6, Manns Road, Ind. Estate

Old Mill Timberyard

21. Old Mill Timberyard

Supplying high quality Australian timbers to the people of Northern NSW and Southern QLD. We specialise in custom machining jobs, flooring, decking, structural hardwoods and decorative cladding.

6684 1300


26 Manns Road, Ind. Estate

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.


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...