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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

Other News

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

The Perfect Rural Lifestyle 10 Mins To Byron Bay & Mullumbimby

19 Benloro Lane, Myocum


Located in one of Myocum's most sought after positions, this 2.5 acre property offers a peaceful lifestyle with the convenience of being only a 10 minute drive to Byron Bay and its stunning beaches.

The home features a newly renovated bathroom and kitchen with stone benchtops, s/s appliances and breakfast bar overlooking the spacious dining and lounge room with split system A/C and study alcove.

There are 3 bedrooms. The main has an ensuite and there is family bathroom and separate W/C. 2 rooms open onto a split level timber deck that has beautiful rural views.

Horse lovers will be in their element with a 2 bay horse stable. There is also a machinery/tool shed with the additions of a carport and further storage. Includes - 2 x 22,000 litre water tanks, new water pump to the house, bore water with a pump in the shed and an assortment of citrus including 3 Mango trees.

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Open: Saturday, 29 August 12.00 – 12.30pm

Details: $775,000

Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Paul Prior 0418 324 297


3 Vacant Lots Sold, Only 3 Remaining!

113-115 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park

Land Starting From $370,000. Lots 4, 5 and 6 available for sale.

First National is excited to present to the market an exclusive opportunity to purchase land in a magnificent Suffolk Park location.

With the build price from $350,000, this is the most affordable house/land package so close to Byron Bay town centre.

Enjoying total privacy and surrounded by lush native rainforest, there are 4 lots available set within walking distance to Tallow Beach and the renowned Byron @ Byron Resort and Spa which boasts an award winning restaurant and luxurious spa and gym memberships are available.

Each allotment comes with DA approval to build stunning architecturally designed homes, details below.

With very few lots available in our town, “Retreat At Byron” is a highly desirable location where all life’s pleasures await you.

Or for investors the property has a fantastic rental income potential with a market rental appraisal of $820 - $900 per week.

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Open: By Appointment

Details: LAND - Starting From $370,000. Build prices available.

Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, James Young 0419 856 840


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.