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March 5, 2021

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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Other News

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Property in Focus

Character Home In The Old Part Of Town

61 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay


This character filled 4 bedroom, 2 living area home is positioned in one of Byron Bay’s most highly desired addresses.

Built in 1927 the home has retained many original features whilst enjoying modern updates and conveniences.

Set on 1012m2 (quarter acre), a north facing back yard with sealed rear lane access allows for possible development or subdivision potential in this blue chip investment area.

The ‘Golden Grid’ is the ultimate lifestyle location where you can walk to Byron Bay’s CBD, Top Shop, sports field, schools and beaches.

Features includes;

• 4 bedrooms, large home office plus versatile loft

• Front formal lounge with bay window

• Open plan kitchen, dining and living flowing onto a large wrap around deck overlooking the huge north facing backyard

• The kitchen has stone benchtops, hoop pine cabinetry & stainless steel appliances

• Beautiful timber paneling, picture rails,3m high ceilings and timber floors

• Established gardens and trees

• Single garage plus carport

• 1.5kw solar panels plus solar hot water

• Floor plan could suit dual living

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Open: Saturday, 5 December 12.00 – 12.30pm

Details: Interest Over $2,500,000

Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660, James Young 0419 856 840


Beautiful, Architectural Home In Exclusive Eco Estate

House 5, 1-5 Keats Street, Byron Bay


Here is a rare opportunity to purchase in ‘Byron Botanica’- one of the most upmarket and exclusive estates in a secluded, peaceful and secure development within easy walking distance to town and beaches.

This eco-friendly, split level 7 year old home has been designed to create a high architectural standard of building design which compliments the natural surroundings and open spaces.

The highlight of the home is the beautiful, north facing open plan kitchen, meals and living which is bathed in natural light through an expansive use of glass. This area seamlessly flows through to covered, wrap around entertainer’s deck with a glorious outlook over the Melaleuca forest.

The gourmet kitchen has great bench space and European stainless steel appliances. Throughout the home are beautiful mixed hardwood timber floors.

Solar hot water and 1.1kw solar panels, 2 x 13,500 litre water tanks plus access to town water and grey water recycling irrigation system and taps.

Set on 591.5m2, owners in the Torren’s Title (freehold) estate can enjoy use of the common areas including the community vegetable and herb garden plus access to the surrounding 3000m2 of gardens and bushland.

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Open: Saturday, 5 December 11.00 – 11.30am

Details: Interest Over $1,050,000

Enquiries: James Young 0419 856 840, Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...