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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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The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the...

A Great Opportunity To Enter The Byron Bay Market

2/18 Jacaranda Drive, Byron BayOTM-RW-JacarandaDrive-415



• A great opportunity to enter the Byron Bay market
• Immaculate 1 bedroom townhouse with single car spot
• Fabulous indoor/outdoor living areas
• Bike track to cafes, town and beaches
• Features include gas cook-top, gas hot water, air-conditioning

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Open:  By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $330,000
Enquiries: James Young 0419 856 840


Classic Federation Home With Sophisticated Renovation


32 Shirley Lane, Byron Bay


• A classic 1930 federation home with a sophisticated renovation.
• Architect design by Running Dog Design and built by local master builder.
• 505 sqm of land with rear lane access on a Torrens Title.
• 400 meters to beach and 800 meters to the centre of Byron Bay.
• 3 double sized bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.
• Granite bench tops with quality fittings.
• Beautiful hardwood floor boards with high ceilings.
• The home is beautifully restored in a very quiet in town location.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $1,100,000
Enquiries: James Young 0419 856 840



RW-OTM-415-JulianRocksAptExceptional Lifestyle Appeal

James Cook Apartments, Unit 8/130 Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay


Presenting a rare opportunity to buy into this very tightly held complex situated on Lighthouse Road, one of Byron Bay's most popular and prestigious locations. With a picturesque vantage point, the James Cook Apartments overlook stunning Clarkes Beach and have long been regarded as an extremely popular holiday destination.

• Beautiful ocean and mountain views
• Modern furnishings included
• Metres from the beach and a pleasant walk to Byron Bay's vibrant town centre
• Extremely popular holiday let with 70% occupancy

Spread over two levels this well presented apartment features spacious light filled interiors with an open plan design that flows beautifully out onto a private north facing patio area that encapsulates views over the bay, ideal for entertaining or to watch the sunset after a day working. The upstairs level consists of three well proportioned bedrooms with an impressive master bedroom designed to capture the spectacular views of the bay including the Wreck, Main Beach, Mt Warning and Julian Rocks.

• Secure underground parking & extra storage space
• Stunning in-ground salt water swimming pool
• North-facing, private quiet location
• Well maintained complex of 12

The James Cook Apartments were designed to maximise the sensational location on offer. Only footsteps to the beach and within walking distance to cafes, restaurants and boutique shops enjoying all the conveniences that come with owning your own exclusive apartment.

This is a great opportunity to invest in the lucrative Byron Bay holiday rental market and a position that is very tightly held and has shown strong capital gains.

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Open For Inspection: Sat 11am to 11.30am
Details: For Sale - Interest over $1.5M
Contact Agent: David Gordon 0418 856 222 [email protected]




RW-OTM-415-McGregorStreetBeachside Suffolk Park - Family Want Closure

12 McGregor Street, Suffolk Park


Tightly held for 35 years and never before offered, this Mediterranean design home is located only minutes to Tallow Beach, Suffolk Park shopping centre, and borders onto Taylor's Lake Reserve. This location is one of Suffolk Park's best kept secrets.

• North facing, very leafy 626m2 block
• Rendered cavity block construction giving great insulation
• Cathedral ceilings with open plan living
• Two car garage, ideal for granny flat conversion (STCA)
• Located on a very quiet street with only one neighbour

This well-maintained home is ideal for a young family or downsizers wanting all the conveniences at their fingertips. The kitchen and main bedroom have sliding doors opening onto the north-facing private courtyard. As you enter the home the very high ceilings give a feeling of space and brightness, and the lintel above the front door is made from vintage handmade bricks and antique glass. The three good-sized bedrooms all have built in robes, with the main bedroom having an en-suite. The separate two car garage is ideal for creating a granny flat (STCA) and the gardens are well established.

This interesting home is a must to inspect; you will definitely be impressed by the originality of the design.

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Details: For Sale: Interest over $780,000
Contact Agent: Kaye Wilkie 0412 856 208



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...