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May 8, 2021

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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.

Other News

Ballina Shire for the next 4 years: time to have your say

The Ballina Shire Council’s Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition until the 28th of May with provisions for public feedback. 

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Council won’t save our beach

Cr Jan Hackett, Byron Bay Byron Shire Council refuses to take any action to save our once world-class beach, until...

Byron Council to introduce car-free Sundays in the centre of town

Byron Council has taken a further step toward getting cars out of, and pedestrians into, the centre of Byron, by voting to introduce car-free Sundays.

Property in Focus


FNBB-14ShortSt-PIF14 Short Street, Brunswick Heads



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

View Property

Open: Tuesday and Saturday 10.00 – 10.30am

Details: Auction 28th November

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


Prestigious Coorabell Estate With Ocean Views

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



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


Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

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

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.