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March 3, 2021

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Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Other News

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Property in Focus


Beach Side Living At Its Best!

House 4 of 3 Sallywattle Drive, Suffolk Park

This spacious, contemporary home is just minutes' walk along a private track to beautiful Tallow Beach.

Set over two levels, the home really depicts the perfect north coast lifestyle with flowing indoor/outdoor living spaces and an abundance of natural light.

Features include;

• Versatile floorplan

• 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms

• 3 bedrooms have spa ensuite (1 being a 2 way bathroom), 1 bedroom has walk-in robe, all others have built-ins

• Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances

• Open plan living with polished concrete floors flowing through to outdoor alfresco entertaining, private rear yard and fabulous in ground swimming pool

• Spacious upstairs living area with timber floors

• High ceilings and wide timber staircase

• 504m2 with north facing aspect and established tropical landscaping

• Double garage with drive through rear door

A quiet, secure cul-de-sac with a safe area for children to play and the convenience of being within a short walk of the shopping centre, tavern and sealed bike track all the way to Byron Bay and schools.

The private beach track through Midgon Park to Tallow Beach makes this the ultimate beachside lifestyle!.

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Open: Thursday 12 May 12.00 – 12.30pm and Saturday, 14 May 10.00 – 10.30am

Details: $950,000 - $1,045,000

Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297, Paul Banister 0438 856 552

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Outstanding Eco-Tourism Property On 100 Acres

463 Tuntable Creek Road, Tuntable Creek

This stunning architect designed home with games room overlooks a beautiful dam situated at the top of Tuntable Creek Valley.

The 100 acres offers numerous options including DA approval for 7 x 2 bedroom cabins plus managers residence.

Currently there is a separate studio overlooking one of the dams. There is an abundance of water with 4 dams, 7 large water tanks incl. 2 x 500,000lt tanks beneath the house that act as a self-cooling system, and access to Tuntable Creek featuring big water holes and rapids.

Features include

• Combustion wood heaters

• The outdoor entertaining area has its own pot belly and fire pit

• Jarrah timber floors and high ceilings

• Library/storage area plus attic storage space

• Underground cellar

• Great mobile phone reception and internet access

• 15x12m machinery shed with concrete slab and self-sustainable solar system

• Self-sustainable with solar systems, wind turbine and generator

• Rainforest regeneration plan in progress

7 mins to The Channon, 30 mins to Lismore, 50 mins to Byron Bay, 15 mins to Nimbin and a 1.5 hour drive to the Gold Coast Airport. There is school bus pick up at the front gate.

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Open: Saturday 3.00 – 3.30pm

Details: $1,495,000 - $1,600,000

Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297

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Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy $70 million invested, some of...