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Byron Shire
May 24, 2022

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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.

Coal fired. How are the major parties planning for its end?

There’s very little economic future for fossil fuels, even if you ignore the environmental effects. Renewable energy is cheaper, including battery storage.

2022 Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards

Two local groups have been nominated for the he Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards, an initiative of The Australia Day Council of NSW in partnership with Return and Earn.

Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

Will Morrison’s gas-led recovery delete the IPCC’s belief we need climate action now?

Most Australians know the news, or have had firsthand experiences themselves, of two years of floods, fires, coastal erosion, and storms, both here and overseas. In fact Australia has warmed on average by 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910.

Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

Stylish Rural Residence with Pool

328 Whian Road, Eureka

This character hardwood timber home has exclusive frontage and views to beautiful Coopers Creek. The property sits in an elevated position and takes full advantage of the surrounding rural vistas. There are several outdoor areas to relax and entertain within, or take a dip in the pool.

The established gardens and lawns are low maintenance all year round. This allows the occupant lots of time to enjoy the natural surroundings. There are stables and several fenced paddocks ideal for horses.

Situated away from the main residence is a self-contained studio which could be ideal for a home office, teenagers retreat or for guests.

The block itself is totally private yet easily accessible and only minutes away from Federal and Bangalow villages.

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Open: Saturday 18 October 2-2.30pm and Thursday 23 October 2-2.30pm
Details: Auction pending. Interest over $849,000
Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232 


Rural Lifestyle and Walk to Federal Village

3 Rosella Road, Federal

This stylish timber residence on 9.5 acres enjoys a beautiful rural outlook and north easterly aspect. Situated in a quiet and private area only 5 minute’s walk to Federal Village.

The home sits on the high side of the block to take advantage of the views and there is a sparkling salt water pool.

Inside the home there are hardwood timbers floors and raked ceilings. The new kitchen features stone bench-tops and S/S appliances. The kitchen, dining and sunken living all open out to a wrap-around covered deck.

Multiple outdoor areas, fruit trees, herb garden and a rainforest walk make this the ideal family home.

Includes; “ADSL 2 Plus” internet connection and full mobile reception, solar hot water, 1kw solar panels and ample water storage.

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Open: Saturday, 18 October 10–10.30am
Details: Auction Pending
Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


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...