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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

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?

Property in Focus


Prime Ewingsdale Opportunity

71 Plantation Drive, Ewingsdale

Sprawled on a beautiful easy care 6564m2 block with slight elevation, this hardwood timber home offers opportunity to create a beautiful family property or a wonderful investment with options to add a self-contained studio (STCA).

This home features beautiful brushbox timber floors, light filled interiors, open plan living, high ceilings and exposed beams throughout the upper and lower levels.

At the top of the timber staircase is the large main bedroom with a full ensuite through the walk in robe and leafy views from all windows while the other two double size bedrooms are on the lower level.

This private haven captures the morning sun on the timber deck that wraps around the home while taking in the tranquil surroundings and bushland vistas.

There is a separate lock up garage with toilet and shower.

Ewingsdale is only a short drive into the heart of Byron Bay town centre and pristine beaches and only a 45 minute drive to Coolangatta Airport.

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Open: By Appointment

Details: $930,000 to $990,000

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

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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 a 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: By Appointment

Details: $1,150,000 to $1,250,000

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

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Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...