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May 20, 2022

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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

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Harm Labor

Much as I respect Richard Jones’ opinions on many things, I can’t agree with his conclusion last week (‘Election...

Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

Property in Focus


Luxurious Beachside Apartment With High Rental Returns

18/33-35 Childe Street, Byron Bay

A fabulous opportunity to purchase a luxury apartment in Byron Bay.

This purchase doubles as a great investment opportunity with solid rental returns from Byron’s busy social and entertainment calendar.

Situated in the luxury ‘East on Byron’ complex, the apartment is located only 100 meters from Belongil Beach and 5 minutes to Byron’s vibrant CBD; this is arguably one of the best investment locations in our area.

The best located apartment in the complex, it is elevated and exclusively private, with stylish beachside living complete with ocean views.

The open plan interiors seamlessly flow onto the covered outdoor entertaining balcony with a separate sundeck above.

Features include a modern kitchen with high end appliances, timber floors, ducted air-conditioning and quality finishes throughout.

The master bedroom has an ensuite, walk in robe and private balcony. Bedroom 2 has a built in robe and easy access to the main bathroom.

There is a secure garage and a carport.

The East On Byron Resort is a popular destination with excellent facilities including a billabong-style resort pool and heated spa.

Owners can use the apartment throughout the year and rent it during other times through professional on site managers.
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Open: By Appointment
Details: $1,050,000

Enquiries: Paul Banister 0438 856 552

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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 12.00 – 12.30pm, Saturday 11.00 – 11.30am
Details: $950,000 - $1,045,000
Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297, Paul Banister 0438 856 552

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The protest vote

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Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When he says we should not...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s all she’s done for the...

Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.