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Redundant bypass to pave the way for over-development

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As countless thousands of dollars worth of studies have shown, the Butler Street bypass is thoroughly ill-advised.

Granted most of those studies were due to councillors ducking responsibility knowing a far more integrated approach was needed, but they all showed over 90 per cent of traffic on Shirley Street is heading for Byron and a bypass at Butler Sreett is redundant with traffic jams out past Ozigo.

However, this useless piece of vandalism will enable the development of the West Byron satellite town so loudly championed by Cr Rose Wanchap.

It’s good to see she doesn’t want to play political games. A laudable, if recent, resolution since she’s certainly played them in the past.
For instance, her clearly non-core promise to support the Greens rather than the ‘develop at any cost’ mob, along with the politician’s special ability to distinguish between legal and moral.
I’m quite sure she can legally claim to have no financial interest in the West Byron satellite town.
However, any real-estate agent in Byron Bay who does not expect to make a barrowload of money out of it could only be described as seriously under-performing.

The traffic problems in Byron will not be fixed by a half-assed piece of bitumen through the wetland and certainly not with the addition of the West Byron satellite town.
If we get that inappropriate bypass we will get the massive over-development.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra

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