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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Other News

Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Engineering ‘solutions’ won’t get us out of this mess

Engineering works have been proposed to mitigate the extreme flooding experienced in Lismore in February and March 2022.

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Cartoon of the week – 25 May, 2022

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.

Parents rally behind essential local aftercare service

Mullumbimby locals are concerned that a vital, Council-run out of school hours child care service could shut after Byron Council issued a survey hinting at closure.

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Prestigious 268 Acre Hinterland Property

151 Federal Drive, Federal


First National is proud to present to the market possibly the largest, privately owned land holding in the Byron Shire.

This 268 acre allotment is one of the most prestigious parcels of land in the Byron Bay Hinterland with numerous possibilities including massive income earning potential and a lifestyle second to none.

Positioned high on the ridgeline between Federal and Eureka, this spectacular property offers parklike grounds with unsurpassed rural views of the surrounding countryside through to Minyon Falls and the valleys below.

Usable and productive, the land boasts rich, deep volcanic soil and an abundance of water from a permanent spring, 10 large water tanks, man-made dam and excellent yearly rainfall.

The accommodation on the estate is expansive with a large main homestead with self-contained flat, manager’s quarters and a guest cottage. Please visit our website for full details.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Expressions of interest closing 30/01/2015
Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Family Living On 6.5 Picturesque Acres

29 Myocum Ridge Road, Myocum


This easy care and low maintenance property is situated only 12 minutes to Byron Bay and 7 minutes to Mullumbimby. It offers privacy and a beautiful country outlook.

The block itself is a gently sloping 6.5 acres with a spring and could be ideal for horses, hobbyists, those seeking small agricultural pursuits or a safe environment for the family.

The double brick home is positioned on the high point of the land to make the most of the relaxing rural views.

The home offers 2 spacious living rooms, a separate formal dining area plus an informal family meals space adjacent to the well-appointed kitchen. Sliding glass doors open from this space to a sunny paved outdoor entertaining area.

Slate flooring, high 9ft ceilings and there is plenty of room to add value such as a pool and studio (STCA).

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Open: Friday 23 January 11.00 – 11.30am
Details: Interest over $899,000

Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232



Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.