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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

Mandy for Richmond: ‘I’m there to break things’

I am deeply curious about whether Mandy Nolan can unseat Labor’s Justine Elliot and win Richmond for the Greens in Saturday’s election.

The Richmond conundrum

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

Wallaby death SGB

To the family that allowed their large black dog to repeatedly attack and maul the beautiful wallaby on South...

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Saffin seeks $7.5 million for Lismore townhouse developments

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

Property in Focus


Stylish & well appointed Bangalow home

4 Barby Crescent, Bangalow

As you enter the property you will feel the fantastic combination of views and privacy that this home offers.

The open living/kitchen/dining with polished floorboards stretch almost the width of the entire house and open on to the large covered veranda. All with the beautiful backdrop of Bangalow and the surrounding countryside. Vaulted ceilings and large windows mean this entire area is drenched in natural light.

Turn right down the hallway to the large master bedroom with WIR, ensuite, and its own private access to the verandah.

Established tropical gardens and level yard, a rarity in properties with views like this.

Downstairs is currently a huge garage that will easily fit 3 cars and loads of storage space. To top everything off there are DA approved plans by renowned architect Jo Lawless for a substantial secondary dwelling to be built which would open onto an undercover area next to the garden and still allows for a large double garage. Perfect for generating income or visiting friends.

All of this only a short walk to the centre of charming Bangalow with markets, cafes, and restaurants.

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Open: By Appointment
Enquiries: Luke Elwin 0421 375 635, Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698

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Classic Country Charm

21 Johnstons Lane, Main Arm

This stunning character home on 6 acres offers an easy country lifestyle only 5 minutes from Mullumbimby and 15 minutes’ drive to the beach at Brunswick Heads.

The 100 year old property named "Glen Isle" is steeped in history, built circa 1912 it was once used as a meeting place for local women during WWI.

The main house has 4 bedrooms and a renovated bathroom, all opening on to the north facing verandah. The large family room and dining area have hardwood floors and lead through to a quality handmade timber kitchen. There is also an office and sunroom.

The pool is situated on the north east side of the verandah.

The outbuildings include;
•            A one bed self-contained studio
•            Double lock up garage.
•            A workshop made from locally harvested and milled timber with 3 phase power. Continue to use as a workshop or convert in to an artist’s studio or even a self-contained cottage (STCA).
•            There are also 2 large machinery sheds and a garden shed.

There is abundant water, with 2 tanks, a bore, and pumping access to the river. The land is fenced and from the verandah you can see the almost the entire property.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Contact Agent for Price
Enquiries: Luke Elwin 0421 375 635, Helene Adams 0412 139 807

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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.