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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Other News

Temporary Protection Visas

As part of their pre-election strategy, Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) has been working to raise awareness of the...

Election 2022

As we edge closer to the federal election, Australia, like most advanced middle-ranking economies is facing some headwind challenges...

Local rum

  Lord Byron Distillery is located right in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, making it super-easy to visit the...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Insights from the campaign trail

The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

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.

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

Property in Focus

Large Home in Sought After Pacific Vista

16A Pacific Vista Drive, Byron Bay

This immaculate architect designed home boasting 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and double garage on 341m2 overlooks National Park, can never be built out and is located in one of the quietest settings close to town.

The duplex style home enjoys panoramic ocean vistas along Tallow Beach all the way to Broken Head and sunsets over the Border Ranges with Mt Warning in view, there is also a track through the National Park to the beach at the end of the street and town is within walking distance.

Upstairs is the main bedroom, ensuite, lounge and an open plan kitchen/dining. All rooms take advantage of the views. Generous balconies are situated off each of the living rooms both upstairs and downstairs.

This is a lovely family home, or from an investor’s perspective, this property will attract a strong rental income in a high demand locale.

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Open: Saturday, 21 February 11.00 – 11.30am
Details: Interest Over $899,000
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


Home on 1113m2 minutes to the centre of Byron Bay

300 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay

Positioned on a quarter of an acre with 3 bedrooms, a garage with internal access and a separate shed, the possibilities are endless, whether to develop, or to create your dream property with plenty of room for caravan, boat and sheds.

Sought after location minutes to the beach, shopping centre and there is also a sealed bike track which leads all the way into Byron town.

New zoning allows for future development of land subdivision or multi dwelling development (STCA).

The adjoining property at 310 Ewingsdale Rd is also available for purchase on 4388m2.

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Open: Saturday, 21 February 10.00 – 10.30am
Details: Interest Over $599,000
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.