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May 29, 2022

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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Other News

Fugly Design Award

I would like to second Nick Buckley’s idea for the Fugly Architectural Design Award (in last week’s Echo). Perhaps...

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Beehives lost during floods: DPI

Statistics around the loss of livestock in the Byron Shire have been released by the NSW Department of Primary...

Reactivating Lismore with markets

Lismore CBD is about to receive a boost with two of its largest markets coming to Lismore’s CBD to help reactivate local economy and sense of community. 

Property in Focus


Byron Shire’s Premium Rural Lifestyle Destination

49 Mullumbimby Road, Myocum

‘Carthona’ is an exclusive and boutique 6 lot subdivision located moments to Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and 15 minutes to Byron Bay.

The lots range from approximately 1.5 acres to 17 acres and they all yield magnificent rural views over the Hinterland featuring Mt Chincogan and Mt Warning. Several lots have views back to Cape Byron Headland and the Lighthouse and pan across to open Pacific Ocean views.

All of the building envelopes are elevated and predominantly level and are surrounded by open, grassy land. Driveway access throughout the subdivision has been designed with sensitivity in mind to the privacy and ease of access to all lots.

This subdivision pays particular attention and respect to the natural environment as over 1000 native trees have been planted.

Small, picturesque dams have been formed along the natural waterway of the site and are positioned alongside one of the internal roads with plenty of space for all to enjoy.

Location is everything, 3 minutes in the car will have you cruising along the Pacific Motorway and within 35 minutes you can be checking in at the Gold Coast International Airport.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Blocks from $650,000 to 1,300,000

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232, James Young 0419 856 840

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Large townhouse with northern courtyard

6/7 Cooper Street, Byron Bay

This wonderfully large and bright town house is centrally located and is in a small complex known as ‘Northwind’.

Location, location, location! Situated within minutes’ walk to both Byron Bay and Tallow Beach, this apartment offers fantastic beach side living and is centrally positioned close to Byron township.

This is an amazing opportunity to enjoy this lifestyle at this price point.

Defined by comfort and light, the open plan living spaces are all on the ground level and flow through to the wrap around, north facing patio. The kitchen is a generous size and has a dishwasher.

Upstairs offers three bedrooms with built-ins and bathroom with bath and separate shower.

There is an internal laundry at the end of the garage with access to a drying/utility area outside. The lock up garage also has secure internal access to the property.

This end town house is perfectly positioned in a small and quiet complex of only 7 other dwellings and offers extra privacy with only one common wall.

A great start for the first home owner or investor.

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Open: Saturday, 11 June 12.00 – 12.30pm
Details: $579,000 - $637,000
Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232

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Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.