What council in its right mind would approve a DA for an existing dwelling which has become a full-sized family house and, when completed, will have a roof covering at least 80 per cent of the whole block?
Byron Shire Council did!
Then they farmed out the management of the DA to a private company.
This development is unfolding before my eyes as I live on the first floor of a block of Housing Dept units right next door.
I used to overlook a garden that attracted kookaburras, rosellas, lorikeets and migratory honeyeaters – and now it’s going to be one big roof reflecting glare and heat into my unit and the lady’s next door.
I’m 74 years old and have lived here for 12 years and now I’m confronted with this eyesore. I am told nothing can be done about this situation.