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The knives are out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Reading the letters section of The Echo I came across the two councillor’s Martin and Ndiaye...

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Interview with Chris Cheney, lead vocalist of The Living End

The Living End are truly Rock Royalty. Formed in 1994 in Melbourne, it was 1997 when the band blasted through with their double A side single featuring ‘Prisoner of Society’ and ‘Second Solution’ – songs that have become festival anthems around the world. This five times ARIA-winning band are one of the Aussie treasures playing at Bluesfest this October.

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Brisbane’s COVID-19 community case update – Alpha variant confirmed

Queensland Health says that genome sequencing results have confirmed the Brisbane COVID-19 case reported on Sunday (20 June) is the Alpha variant.

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Morning Tea

Susan Tsicalas, President, BVCAG The Brunswick Valley Cancer Action Group (BVCAG) recently held a raffle, a couple of bucket shakes and...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire


"Fly Like An Eagle” Spectacular Ocean and Hinterland Views

5 Koonyum Range Road, Wilsons Creek

Space, privacy, pristine nature and an iconic view of Cape Byron! Set approx. 300m above sea level, sits this special 17 acres of unspoiled Australian forest-land with timber home that showcases indoor/outdoor living. The renovated home has a large covered deck, perfect for watching spectacular sun and moon rises over the sea and lighthouse.

This land is for the nature lover who has a dream of enhancing this property to create their own piece of heaven.  There are paths and sites throughout the property on flat ground with eastward sea views with development potential for extensions or outbuildings (STCA).

Situated 7 minutes from Mullumbimby, 25 minutes from Byron Bay and 45 minutes from Gold Coast Airport.  This is a very special property!

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Open: Thursdays and Saturdays 11.00–11.30am
Auction: 12pm onsite, Saturday 6th September 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


Freehold Motel With Development Potential

66-68 Tweed Street 'Chalet Motel', Brunswick Heads

Presenting a fantastic opportunity to purchase your own freehold Motel with great development potential located in the laid back seaside village of Brunswick Heads. The Brunswick Chalet Motel offers 12 rooms accommodating 2 to 3 people plus a 3 bedroom manager's residence with office, all within easy walking distance to the array of restaurants, river and ocean.

* Great potential as a boarding house
* Balinese style BBQ area overlooking the tropical salt-water swimming pool
* Situated on a level 1,349sqm block
* The motel has a AAA Tourism three stars rating
* Ideal lifestyle package

The Brunswick Chalet Motel offers a relaxing alternative to busier centres of Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. Byron Bay is a short 10 minute drive south and the Gold Coast is 25 minute drive north.

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Contact Agent: Michael Gudgeon 0419 495 494 [email protected]
Price: $1,800,000


Sensational Dual Income Returns

11 Mackay Street, Byron Bay

Conveniently positioned on the fringe of Byron Bay's vibrant town centre & walking distance to popular Tallow Beach through Arakwal National Park, this delightful home offers an enviable lifestyle.

Renovated, ready to move in or rent out, this property presents fantastic possibilities for home buyers and investors alike.

* Unique floor plan offering a choice of multiple living areas
* Exquisite lush tropical gardens, with rock walls & rock paths
* Save money with solar electricity
* Impressive rear decks, ideal for entertaining

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Contact Agent: Michael Gudgeon 0419 495 494 [email protected]
Price: Interest over $795,000




Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.