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May 20, 2022

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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

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Secret agreements and done deals

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Police appeal for missing woman

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Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

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Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

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Exceptional Value on Lawson Street, Byron Bay

C2,62-64 Lawson Street, Byron Bay

Large apartment with a fantastic income (figures available upon request), is this bright middle floor apartment that can be lived in, permanently rented or holiday let.

Less than 100m to sand and the surf, this is one of the most sought after beach front strips of Byron Bay.

An open plan kitchen, dining and living room face the ocean, enjoying cool sea breezes and the ocean glimpses from the north facing balcony.

With the benefit of full time on-site management this apartment enjoys repeat clientele and solid future bookings in place, with similar net return to the larger apartments.

65m2 internal area plus 14m2 secure underground car park and the complex offers a large in ground pool and BBQ areas.

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Open: Friday, 19 September 10.00 – 10.30am
Saturday, 20 September 10.00 – 10.30am
Details: Interest Over $545,000
Enquires: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698


Auction 11th October 12pm

7 Mullumbimbi Street, Brunswick Heads

Beautifully located only a short stroll to the river and beach, this iconic home offers a seaside lifestyle with passive income potential.

Set on approx. 613m2 with dual street and rear lane access. There is DA approval to build a granny flat, plus an extension could see the area under this high set timber home provide further accommodation (STCA).

3 bedrooms, the main with an ensuite plus a family bathroom. The home has had a complete renovation in recent years, including new plumbing and electricity. Spacious kitchen flowing onto an open plan dining and lounge with high ceilings and stack back window.

A thriving township just 10 minutes to Byron Bay and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport.

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Open: Thursdays and Saturdays 12–12.30pm
Saturday 11 October 12pm onsite
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Paul Prior 0418 324 297


RayWhiteBB-OTM-437-42PatersonStTightly-held Golden Grid

42 Paterson Street, Byron Bay

Occupying a prime easterly position in a tightly held pocket of the golden grid, this original beach cottage presents as a wonderful prospect for renovation or redevelopment.

The eastern end of Paterson Street gives easy access to Clarkes Beach, the popular Top Shop cafe and a short stroll into town. There are ocean & lighthouse views over Tallow Beach and with a new home, the possibility of north ocean views over town.

• Set on 717sqm block with a sunny eastern aspect
• Character filled cottage and a separate studio/garage
• Dual frontage from Paterson lane to Paterson Street
• Elevated and treed outlook towards the beach
• DA approval plans for a new home

The combination of this property's position and potential is an outstanding opportunity for an astute buyer and one that is rarely available.

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Open: Wednesday 10 & Saturday 13 September, 11–11.30am
Details: Price Guide $1,300,000 to $1,400,000
Contact Agents: David Gordon 0418 856 222 [email protected]
Auction: Auction Onsite Saturday 4 October, 10.30am


The protest vote

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Inflated Scomo

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Our sitting member

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Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.