14.1 C
Byron Shire
May 19, 2021

Masterplan should come before parking meters

Latest News

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Other News

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Byron Bay’s traffic jams, parking, railway line, bypass, pedestrian movement and soul or vibe are interdependent matters requiring the holistic analysis being attempted in the Byron Bay Masterplan.

Congratulations to council, especially the mayor, for creating that process.

If a consensual master plan can be agreed then the nearby proposed developments at West Byron and Ewingsdale might adjust.

Patience is essential when many ideas and concerns are balanced. Non-compromising positions can force dysfunctional agreements. One ad-hoc outcome may prevent preferred outcomes for larger concerns.

The traffic/parking disgrace inconveniences and wastes time of thousands of persons per day.

Street parking meters are an ad-hoc outcome. With no additional public spaces the cost per space can only increase until public parking is preserved for the rich. Streets earmarked now for meters may become pedestrian-only in the master plan.

Holistic in that regard means re-routing traffic; widening and building new roads and cycleways with pedestrian thoroughfares.

Commercial opportunities for metered car parks abound in the shire.

Nomads backpackers building and new cinema development are spot on – containing vehicles underground.

Greg Davies, Byron Bay

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an...

Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.