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‘Technical issues that occurred this week with the online submission system’ have forced the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure to give the public an additional two weeks to comment on a rezoning proposal for West Byron south of Ewingsdale Road. The department says the problems have now been rectified and has extended the exhibition period until Wednesday December 14.’

The proponent, Byron Bay West Landowners Association, is seeking to have the 108-hectare site listed as a State Significant Site and rezoned for a mix of residential, industrial, tourism and environmental protection.

Anyone who lodged a submission after Tuesday 29 November and is unsure if it has been received should contact Anna Johnston on 9228 6329 or Christopher Forrester on 9228 6383. Submissions received during the public exhibition period, along with the proponent’s response, will be made available on the department’s website. If you do not want your name to be made public, this should be clearly stated in your submission.

The department says, ‘If the rezoning is approved, the proponent would be required to lodge future development applications with Byron Shire Council before any construction work could occur on the site’.

The site study can be viewed during business hours at Byron Shire Council’s Mullum offices and Byron Bay Library and on line at http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=3547.

Submissions can be lodged on line, emailed to [email protected], faxed to 9228 6455, or posted to Strategic Assessment, Department of Planning and Infrastructure, GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001.

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