Byron shire is inundated with inappropriate development at present, much of which has been approved by the state government which keeps taking that assessment role from our local government.
For example, recent approvals by state government: West Byron monster development, multi-mega festivals site at Yelgun, and the Brunswick Heads crown land takeover.
These developments are an assault on our local lifestyles and environment.
Then there’s development by stealth, for example: rockwalls on our public beaches, Ewingsdale development, railway dismantling; stalling Koala management plans and benefitting developers.
There is a clear need for the mayor to stand up and show leadership for example by drawing the groups opposed to these developments together and helping them stand together united against the $$ push to convert this shire into a suburb of Tweed Heads.
Together we are stronger.
Richard Whitling, South Golden Beach