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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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Rorts unlimited

Commuter car park rorts, sports rorts, emissions reduction scheme rorts (that don’t reduce emissions) and bike track rorts. The...

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.


I have been subscribing to The Echo since my daughter moved to Mullumbimby late last year and I visited...

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.

Hydrogen hoax

This is very serious. Last year expert scientists published a warning via The Society of Chemical Industry: ‘blue hydrogen’,...

Ballina osprey platform in dangerous disrepair

As nesting season approaches, wildlife carer and local bird expert Deb Pearse has contacted The Echo about her concerns for the precarious state of the Brunswick Street osprey nesting platform, near the river in Ballina.

1012m2 In Byron Bay - Possible Multi Dwelling Development Site STCA

83 Massinger Street, Byron Bay

A grand character home situated in the most sought after precinct in the area. These few streets in the old part of town are in high demand and very tightly held.

Set on a 1012m2 block with the possibility for a multi dwelling development site STCA.  The private rear yard is so elevated a new 2 storey home could be built and achieve ocean views.

The home is in immaculate condition and has retained all of its original charm and character including polished timber floors and high ceilings.

A modern kitchen adjoins a dining space and leads to the lounge room. These living spaces open to the back deck and overlook the pool. A pool house provides a private space to relax.

Just a few minutes walk to Clark's Beach, the Top Shop and Byron Bay's CBD.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $2,400,000

Enquires: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


Spacious Family Home In Town on 1060m2

24 Mahogany Drive , Byron Bay

Situated on a huge north facing 1060m2 block in Mahogany Drive, the elevated beach side of the road. This immaculate 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 living area plus double garage family home is within easy walking or cycling distance into town, Tallow Beach and schools.

The home enjoys fabulous entertaining spaces for relaxed coastal living. The two very large living rooms and main bedroom have been perfectly positioned to the north providing beautiful, light filled spaces.

Features an expansive open plan kitchen, meals and living zone which leads onto a large north facing outdoor patio overlooking the spacious rear yard.

There are 4 bedrooms, the main has a walk in robe and a good size ensuite plus there is a central main bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Move in with not a thing to be done!

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Open: Friday 12 December 2.00 – 2.30pm
Details: Interest Over $975,000  
Enquires: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


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...