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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

Other News

Police appeal for missing woman

Lismore Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating Missing Person, Emily Eden Lazzaroni.

Who gets a voice?

After my tirade (Echo 4 May), against proposed changes to the Code of Meeting Practice at Byron Shire Council,...

Give up your fire

Mandy Nolan’s article (4 May) suggesting (among other things) we try to avoid heating to reduce emissions is sensible.  A...

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Never again

It seems to me that the floods became a ‘never again’ moment in time for Lismore and to a...

Suspicious house fire in Casino ends in charges

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

Property in Focus


AUCTION 28TH NOVEMBER

FNBB-14ShortSt-PIF14 Short Street, Brunswick Heads

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1062m2 with large home and development potential in ever sought after Brunswick Heads.

Located only a short stroll to the river, beach and town, this large solid brick home offers the astute buyer a sensational seaside lifestyle with passive income and/or development potential.

Set on a large parcel with rear lane access, this block offers a myriad of options with the existing home set to the front of the block and a huge level backyard through to the lane. The current rental return is $760 per week. This property lends itself to further development which would lead to increased income potential to the savvy investor/developer.

Brunswick Heads is a thriving township of boutique shopping, fabulous dining, great fishing, pristine beaches and spectacular views. Situated just 10 mins to Byron Bay and 30 mins from the Gold Coast Airport.

This is an opportunity not to be missed, the options are endless;
• Renovate the existing home with ample room for a Granny Flat, shed and boat STCA
• Build your dream family or holiday home and enjoy space and privacy STCA
• Develop the block for the savvy investors STCA

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Open: Tuesday and Saturday 10.00 – 10.30am
Details: Auction 28th November
Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297, Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698

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Prestigious Coorabell Estate With Ocean Views

FirstNationalBB-PIF-14ShortSt-544443 Coorabell Road, Coorabell

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Commanding prime position on the ridgeline, this prestigious Coorabell property enjoys spectacular ocean and hinterland views. The sunsets are simply magical. Set amongst beautiful grounds, the 4.5 acre estate features a large family home which displays a perfect marriage between form and function. Completely private and secluded, yet close to all amenities, you will instantly fall in love with this breathtaking location.

Features include;
• Open plan kitchen, meals and living area flowing onto outdoor entertaining area and pool
• 3 bedrooms on the ground level ( 2 with built in robes)
• Parents retreat on the 2nd level with WIR, ensuite, lounge and deck with hinterland views
• Main bathroom with garden outlook
• Lock up garage plus carport and work shed
• In ground salt water swimming pool with panoramic vistas
• Fully tarred driveway
• 3 water tanks
• Solar panels and solar hot water system
• Established and well maintained gardens and lawns
• 5 mins to Federal Village, 10 mins to Mullumbimby and Bangalow and 15 mins to Byron Bay

View Property

Open: Wednesday and Saturday 11.00 – 11.30am
Details: Contact Agent For Price
Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297, Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698

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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.