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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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Everyone reads The Echo

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

Richmond candidates 2022: The Nationals – Kimberly Hone

Kimberly Hone lives in the Tweed Shire and is running as a candidate for The Nationals in the federal seat of Richmond.

Homelessness hub under immense pressure

A new homelessness hub in Byron Bay has been so inundated with requests for help, that the service already needs additional staff to meet the demand.

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.


Resort Style Family Living In Prime Location - An Absolute Must See!

12 Plantation Drive, Ewingsdale

Occupying a stunning 1.5 acres, this exclusive property offers privacy, tranquillity and contemporary entertaining both inside and out.

The residence provides a versatile floorplan which includes 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Beautiful bi-fold doors and windows ensure the open plan living and dining zone captures the indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

The chef's kitchen can only be described as a dream. Features include high end appliances, wine cooler, butler's pantry and for connoisseurs a built in coffee machine.

Externally boasts tropical landscaped gardens set against a spectacular native back drop, 3 bay garage and a sparkling salt water pool.

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Open: Thursday, 7 August 2014 10.00 – 10.30am
Saturday, 9 August 2014 10.00 – 10.30am

Auction: 11am onsite – Saturday, 30 August 2014
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698  


'Lightforce Computers' Building with Fabulous Fit Out

3/84 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay


This superb location and impeccable fit-out presents an excellent opportunity for the astute buyer to acquire an outstanding freehold property with strong income potential. This quality property is sold with vacant possession.

The floorplan includes a spacious 124m2 light filled ground floor area, an expansive mezzanine, two entrances, exterior car space and rear loading area.

High end design and contemporary materials are used throughout; highlighted by a magnificent, curved timber ceiling retail space.

Ducted A/C , automatic open/close front entrance door, custom designed shop counters, work/storage room, offices upstairs, dual access through back roller door and exposure to the main road entering and exiting Byron Bay.

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Open: Thursdays 2.00 – 2.30pm or Fridays 12.00 – 12.30pm
Auction: 12pm onsite – Friday, 29 August 2014
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698 or Paul Prior 0418 324 297



High Profile Location

Lot 1 Station Street, Mullumbimby

This is a stand out opportunity to buy one of the few remaining vacant CBD sites in Mullumbimby. Perfectly positioned at the entrance to the town shopping centre, the site also offers a wide variety of development options.

• Land size approx 1,625sqm
• Zoned B4 Mixed Uses
• Adjacent to Woolworths
• Well exposed to high traffic volume
• Vacant Possession

The existing offices and shed would provide a rental income whilst redevelopment options are explored.

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Open: Every Thursday & Saturday 1.00–1.30pm
On request

Auction: Saturday 30 August 2014, Onsite 10am
Boundaries: 53.2m by 30.5m (approx)
Contact: David Gordon 0418 856 222 [email protected]
Tirryn Ferrier 0432 925 804 [email protected]


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10 Comet Close, Byron Bay


Conveniently positioned on the fringe of Byron Bay's vibrant town centre & popular beaches, this delightful Torrens title duplex offers an enviable lifestyle. Spacious & completely private, this property presents fantastic possibilities for home buyers and investors alike.

• Enjoy the benefits of a low maintenance duplex without paying strata fees!
• Quiet & family friendly neighbourhood in a low traffic cul-de-sac
• Secure & private home on a level 333m2 block
• Single lock-up garage with internal access, providing extra storage

Neatly presented throughout with an emphasis on comfort, this home features an open plan design complete with a slow combustion fireplace, three good sized bedrooms and a single lock up garage with internal access. Other features included a covered patio area surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens ideal for entertaining or to sit and enjoy a cuppa.

• Fully fenced backyard borders onto nature reserve
• Short walk to popular Cafes, Green Grocer & primary schools
• Neat & Tidy throughout, great investment or home
• Currently rented for $500 per week

This property represents a fantastic opportunity to buy an in-town property at the lower end of the Byron Bay real estate market, and with owner ready to sell quickly, this property won't last.

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Inspect: Wednesday 12.30–1.00pm & Saturday 10.30am-11am
Guide $480,000 to $530,000
Contact: Brett Connable 0408 155 931 & Tirryn Ferrier 0432 925 804


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...