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May 13, 2021

Latest News

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

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


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...