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May 14, 2021

Latest News

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

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.

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

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!

Property in Focus

Unique Hinterland Gem

15 Minyon Falls Road, Repentance Creek



Tucked away on the road to Minyon Falls is this 15 acre property with magical views and so much more.

The existing 3 bedroom home has been lovingly created by the owners with locally milled timber throughout, slate floors perfect for our climate, and a central brick fireplace.

Each bedroom has its own access to the veranda which envelopes the entire home.

There is even an extra shower detached from the main house where you can be completely private and take in the stunning valley views.

A separate building houses an enormous workshop and a self-contained studio, ideal for visiting friends or relatives.

There is also a large carport and storage area.

On top of all this there is another prepared building site with its own access completely private from the existing house.

The amazing location, unique buildings, and huge potential all combine together to make this one of those special properties that are hidden away in the Byron Hinterland.

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Open: By appointment

Details: $600,000 - $655,000

Enquiries: Luke Elwin 0421 375 635, Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Rare entry level opportunity

5/18-20 Jacaranda Avenue, Byron Bay



This neat one bedroom, two level town house in sought after Jacaranda Drive represents a rare opportunity to get in to the Byron Bay market at the entry point. So few properties come to the market at this level, don’t miss your chance on this one.

Perfect for the investor or first home buyer.

The property features a fenced front courtyard, open plan kitchen, light filled living/dining and large bathroom with laundry space. Upstairs is the spacious bedroom with loads of cupboard/storage space. There is also a private rear courtyard, and single undercover car space.

Located right next to a large park with kids play area, and an easy walk to the Sunrise shops, Tavern, and beach.

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Open: Thursday and Saturday 10.00 – 10.30am

Details: Auction

Enquiries: Luke Elwin 0421 375 635, James Young 0419 856 840


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...