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A bottleshop DA attached to the rejected Dan Murphy’s bid in Byron Bay has been exchanged for restaurant car parking according to mayor Simon Richardson.

Last week, The Echo reported that a liquor bottle shop development application (DA) which was rejected by the Office of Gaming and Racing (OLGR) last year was again before Byron Shire Council.

Cr Richardson told The Echo that car parking behind the Palace Cinema on Jonson Street was the only reason Council staff refused the current DA.

‘Negotiations with the developer, myself and staff have resulted in the bottle shop application being transferred to the restaurant DA as a liquor licence,’ he said.

‘The developer has surrendered the car spaces within Dan Murphy’s DA and will use them for two restaurants in that location.’

The DA is yet to be debated by councillors but the mayor told The Echo the restaurants would be fine dining and ‘family friendly.’


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