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May 20, 2022

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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

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COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

Wallaby death SGB

To the family that allowed their large black dog to repeatedly attack and maul the beautiful wallaby on South...

It’s (beyond) time

Seventy-three per cent of respondents to a recent ABC Vote Compass question on whether the constitution should be amended...

Suspicious house fire in Casino ends in charges

NSW Police say that man has been charged following a suspicious house fire.

Everyone reads The Echo

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.

Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

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


The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the National or Liberal candidate. To...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When he says we should not...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s all she’s done for the...

Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.