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Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

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Who gets a voice?

After my tirade (Echo 4 May), against proposed changes to the Code of Meeting Practice at Byron Shire Council,...

AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.


I have been subscribing to The Echo since my daughter moved to Mullumbimby late last year and I visited...

Why I’m voting Greens 1 on Saturday

What exciting times we live in. Never has there been a better time to be politically engaged than now. This election is like no other. With the problems of the world bearing down on us, now is the time to make your voice heard.

Richmond candidates 2022: incumbent Labor, Justine Elliot

Justine Elliot is the incumbent member for the seat of Richmond. She has held the seat since 2004, representing Labor and winning six elections.

Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

OTM-FisrtNat-16ShelleyCharacter Filled, Elevated Timber Home

16 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay



Character filled, elevated timber home in the popular Pacific Vista area of Byron Bay.

Timber floors and high ceilings throughout the semi-open plan lounge, kitchen and dining areas. Wide verandahs on three sides adjoin all living areas taking advantage of the tree top views. The three bedrooms are separated from the living areas.

This area is convenient to Byron Bay's town centre and beaches.

A fantastic opportunity to buy a charming home in a highly sought after area at a very attractive price.

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Open: Saturday, 1 February 2014 10.00 - 10.30am
Details: Interest Over $570,000
Enquiries: Paul Banister 0438 856 552 / Su Reynolds 6685 8466



OTM-FisrtNat-4-146OldBangalowBuild Your Dream Home Just Minutes from The Centre of Byron Bay

4/146 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay

Enjoy a lifestyle of privacy and tranquility.
A rare parcel of land nestled only minutes from Byron Bay township.
Enjoy all the benefits of being close to beautiful beaches and restaurants.
Lifestyle and privacy is something you will enjoy.
Build your dream home to complement this beautiful bush setting.

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Open: Saturday, 1 February 2014 12.00 - 12.30pm
Details: Interest Over $550,000
Enquiries: Paul Banister 0438 856 552



rw-otm-16beech-405Price Removed For A Quick Sale

16 Beech Drive, Suffolk Park, NSW


Located in a friendly neighbourhood moments away from Suffolk Parks shops, parks and beach, this well designed home enjoys a great flow and offers a choice of versatile living areas making it perfect for the growing family or investment.

• Set on a slightly elevated 621m Block
• Freestanding double garage would make a perfect studio (STCA)
• Light filled master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe
• Reverse cycle air-conditioning and ceiling fans
• Located 400m to shops, play ground & sports field, 1.4km to beach
• Perfect opportunity to capitalise on this convenient location
• Solid investment or family home

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Contact Agent: Brett Connable 0408 155 931 [email protected]
Open Home: Thu & Sat 2pm - 2.30pm
Details: Auction Feb 22, Onsite 2pm



rw-otm-26beechdr-405Straight-forward Proposition: Live-in Or Rent It Out

4/26 Beech Drive, Suffolk Park


Well presented two storey Byron Hill's townhouse, situated within a family friendly development of only seven located within close proximity of Suffolk Park shops, local reserves and Tallow Beach. This property represents a fantastic opportunity to buy into a tightly held complex, being well suited to astute property investors and owner occupiers alike.

• Central kitchen servicing individual living/lounge and dining rooms
• 3 upper bedrooms with built-in wardrobes
• Main bathroom plus 2 separate toilet suites
• Balcony off main bedroom
• Secure off-street parking with alternate use potential
• Front and rear courtyards with low maintenance garden

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Details: For Sale $450,000
Contact Agent: Ben Ross 0403 411 788
Open Home: Saturday 12pm - 12.30pm



LJHooker-otm-9carlyle-405Idyllic Retreat in Central Byron

9 Carlyle Street


• Rare quarter acre block
• DA approved for three dwellings
• Unique architect designed home
• Huge indoor/outdoor entertaining area
• Polished timber floors throughout
• Original cottage rents at $1040pw

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Open Homes: 25.Jan/1.Feb/8.Feb/15.Feb: all 12pm-12:30pm
Sales details: Auction, Saturday 22 February 2014, 12:30pm, on site
Agent’s details: Liam Annesley, 0417 780 795, [email protected]



exotic-organics-350Create your own community or sustainable family haven in the Tweed Valley

Unique rainforest ‘village’ on 300 north facing acres.

• 4 renovated homes plus community/visitor centre
•  Sweeping views across Caldera, Mt Doughboy and Mt Warning
•  Elevated acres comprising pristine rainforest and plateau paddocks
•  Mountain springs, waterfalls and swimming holes, abundant wildlife
•  Equipped nursery, vegetable gardens and fruit/bush orchards
•  School bus at gate, 15 mins Mt Burrell, 5 mins Clarrie Hall Dam

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Open: Viewings by appointment only
Details: Offers over $1,500,000
Enquiries: Andrew Hall 0414 996 490


Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Recalcitrant dogs

I could be a lot richer collecting $1 from all those who have told me to ‘get f****ed’ with their ‘companion animal’ being where...