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May 10, 2021

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How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

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Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Property in Focus

2 Houses On One Block In Central Byron Bay

41 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay

Located in the popular “golden grid” area of central Byron Bay. This is a 752m2 block with 2 large freestanding homes to be sold together.

The front house is a 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom home. The back house is a large, modern home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a single garage. An ideal property to live in one and collect the rent from the other, for extended families or an excellent investment.

In this prime location you can easily walk to Byron Bay’s CBD, Main Beach, shops and schools. Each house has a separate title meaning the next lucky owner of this property can sell the houses separately should they wish to.


  • Back house – beautiful kitchen with stone benches
  • 4 bedrooms and modern bathroom
  • Balcony off main bedroom with north aspect
  • Spacious light and open living room, private north facing courtyard
  • Front house – 3 large bedrooms 4th room ideal for a study
  • Separate dining and lounge rooms, north facing yard

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Open: By Appointment

Details: $2,250,000

Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


Luxurious Retreat Style Home – Byron Bay

House 4,1 Orara Court, Byron Bay

Set on 2030m2 in an exclusive cul-de-sac with unparalleled views of Cape Byron Lighthouse and a stunning bush outlook over treetops, this elevated property has a perfect north east aspect creating the ultimate scenic escape. Only a short bike ride to Byron Bay’s CBD or walk to Tallow Beach, schools and the popular Roadhouse Café.

Evident through its unique and clever layout and seamless blend with the native environment, this well built, solid home was architect designed using high quality materials and is complemented by lush tropical landscaping.

This private and peaceful location is extremely desirable offering the convenience of town living whilst being surrounded by nature and space.


  • Split level, indoor/outdoor layout
  • Expansive open plan kitchen, dining and living with built in fireplace opening onto a magnificent outdoor entertaining room
  • Soaring high ceilings and polished solid black butt wood flooring
  • Possibility for further extension or conversions, add a swimming pool, build a granny flat or potentially subdivide (STCA)

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Open: By Appointment

Details: Interest Over $1,395,000

Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’ energy projects, including 264 million...

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises residents concerns

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.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!