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May 12, 2021

Latest News

Locals call for automatic revoking of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Other News

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.

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

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.

Property in Focus

FNBB-PIF-512-9-CapeVistaDrThe Ultimate Entertainers Haven

9 Cape Vista Drive, Ewingsdale


Set within a semi-rural environment only minutes to Byron Bay, this property offers breathtaking views of the Lighthouse, gorgeous sunrises and ocean glimpses.

Timber floors, high ceilings and generous room proportions feature throughout with 4 bedrooms, an office with a separate entry, 3 bathrooms, a self-contained living area for guests and various indoor and outdoor living spaces most of which have views to the lighthouse.

The modern kitchen boasts servery windows opening out to an entertaining room overlooking the pool. Adjacent to the kitchen is the open plan dining area which leads down to a magnificent living room. Bi-fold doors open onto the balcony deck. Downstairs is the self-contained living area and upstairs are 4 large bedrooms.

Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac, a real sense of space is felt with over 2000m2 of private and well established gardens, large vegetable patch with many fruit trees, the pool and a great level yard.

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Open: Saturday, 21 March 1.00 – 1.30pm

Details: Auction Pending

Enquiries: Sharon McInnes 0408 659 649


FNBB-PIF-512-3BowerStSensational Opportunity!

3 Bower Street, Brunswick Heads


Located in a quiet street close to the river and just 10 minutes walk to the beach, this charming home is set on just over 1000m2, has 2 street frontages and offers dual income potential with a separate studio.

The home features a large open plan living, dining and kitchen with timber flooring. This area flows onto 2 covered entertainer’s decks.

There are 3 bedrooms, bathroom and separate laundry. The master bedroom is spacious with a WIR, ensuite and access onto the rear deck.

Set away from the house, the studio has a kitchen, dining and lounge. There is a bedroom with a WIR and a combined bathroom/laundry. This studio offers great options.

The rear yard has veggie gardens and a lock up shed, which would be ideal for a home office, workshop or storage. There is also the potential for further redevelopment (STCA).

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Open: Saturday, 21 March 10.00 – 10.30am

Details: Auction Onsite Saturday, 28 March 1pm, Auction Interest Over $975,000

Enquiries: Sharon McInnes 0408 659 649 


Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers, however, most of our local...