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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

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

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.

Belongi Spit

John Lazarus, Byron Bay An update on proposed development of the Belongil Spit site, for the information particularly of those...

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. 

Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Property in Focus


Stylish Duplex with Large Yard 100m to Beach

2/30 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park

Located just one street from Tallow Beach, this stylish duplex offers an easy, breezy beachside lifestyle complete with a tasteful renovation and large yard with rear access!

The home is spacious and full of light with timber floors and an east facing open plan living/dining room that flows onto a lovely patio. The kitchen is modern with stone benchtops including a large breakfast bar and dishwasher.

There are 2 bedrooms both with built in robes. The main has a large window to take in the pretty view and privacy of the large back yard and gardens. There is a central bathroom and internal laundry with extra storage space.

A double carport running along the side of the building creates plenty of room for car parking and a protected and private outdoor living area.

An appealing home or investment in a quiet street only minutes’ walk to the beach, Suffolk Park shops, tavern and bike track into Byron Bay’s town centre and schools.

Agent declares interest.

View Property

Open: Saturday, 2 April 12.00 – 12.30pm

Details: $660,000 to $695,000

Enquiries: Paul Banister 0438 856 552, Helene Adams 0412 139 807

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Classic Country Charm

21 Johnstons Lane, Main Arm

This stunning character home on 6 acres offers an easy country lifestyle only 5 minutes from Mullumbimby and 15 minutes’ drive to the beach at Brunswick Heads.

The 100 year old property named "Glen Isle" is steeped in history, built circa 1912 it was once used as a meeting place for local women during WWI.

The main house has 4 bedrooms and a renovated bathroom, all opening on to the north facing verandah. The large family room and dining area have hardwood floors and lead through to a quality handmade timber kitchen. There is also an office and sunroom.

The pool is situated on the north east side of the verandah.

The outbuildings include:

  • A one bed self-contained studio
  • Double lock up garage.
  • A workshop made from locally harvested and milled timber with 3 phase power. Continue to use as workshop or convert in to an artist’s studio or even a self-contained cottage (STCA).
  • There are also 2 large machinery sheds and a garden shed.

There is abundant water, with 2 tanks, a bore, and pumping access to the river. The land is fenced and from the verandah you can see the almost the entire property.

View Property

Open: Saturday, 2 April 12.00 – 12.30pm

Enquiries: Helene Adams 0412 139 807, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635

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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.