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May 12, 2021

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Ageism alive and well

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

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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!

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Government fails to support dying at home in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Spacious Family Home Overlooking Lake

8 Lasiandra Close, Suffolk Park


This spacious lakefront residence has been beautifully built and is in a quiet, family friendly location in Baywood Chase.

Capturing lovely north east breezes, the home is generously proportioned to suit growing families and offers great entertaining spaces and light filled living.

The eastern wing features a private master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe.

Beautifully appointed with excellent bench space and breakfast bar, the kitchen separates the family room from the dining/living areas. All of these areas enjoy lake views and open out onto the covered outside entertaining area. Cathedral ceilings also feature creating a great sense of space.

The 4th bedroom, laundry and 3rd toilet are also on the ground floor and there is internal access from the double lock up garage.

There are 2 bedrooms and main bathroom upstairs which also have great outlooks and gentle cross breezes.

Set on a fabulous 783m2 block with well-established gardens and fenced rear yard.

This is a prime location close to shops, schools and Tallow Beach.

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Open: By Appointment

Details: $899,000

Enquiries: Sharon McInnes 0408 659 649


Stylish Apartment Overlooking Shelley Beach

404/3 Grandview Street, Ballina


Set on the ridge with spectacular north easterly views over Shelley Beach and water views to the south over Shaws Bay, this property is in a fantastic location and offers a great lifestyle or investment.

The apartment offers deluxe accommodation with modern open plan living, full European kitchen, ducted A/C, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry and a private entertainer’s balcony to enjoy those ocean views and sea breezes.

Grandview Apartments is a resort style complex with an onsite manager, secure entry and underground parking, broadband internet, Austar, swimming pool and heated spa, gym and lift access to all levels.

You can move in, permanently rent or holiday let.

Located a short stroll to cafes, beaches, Shaws Bay and the Richmond River, this central position allows you to enjoy all the pleasures of the Ballina lifestyle and the North Coast’s fun and activities.

Call or email us for further details!

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Open: By Appointment

Details: Auction Pending

Enquiries: Sharon McInnes 0408 659 649


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...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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