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December 2, 2021

Byron car-park plans should be opposed

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I am the owner of a unit which fronts Denning Park, Byron Bay. Denning Park is Crown Land. It is the park adjoining Bay Street and is part of the larger Apex Park.

The whole stretch of seafront parkland, from Massinger St to the south and past the swimming pool to the north, is on Crown land.

I am very concerned about the paid car parking currently being erected by the Byron Shire Council at Denning Park Byron Bay.

Crown land is to be kept in perpetuity for the people of NSW. This land is also zoned as Coastal land 7 (f1) and has certain protections on it because of this. Under the Byron LEP 1988, the proposed car park is prohibited development.

It appears that the council has ignored appropriate processes and assessments in the construction of this car park. Over the last month, residents have made several protestations to Council about this construction to no avail.

I am also very concerned about the proposed paid car park on Butler Street Reserve, which is also on Crown Land.

I became aware of this proposal when I was making protestations to council about Denning Park. Using Crown Land for car parking is totally inappropriate and is not protecting the land for current and future generations.

The Byron Bay community prides itself on being clean and green. It appears this Council wants Byron Bay to be turned into a giant car park and to misuse green public space in our beautiful community.

I urge all residents to make your voices heard and let Byron Council know you do not support this retrograde act.

Bronwyn Morris, Manly









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  1. So would you prefer the dirty dust bowl gravel carpark that sends torrents of gravel down Middleton St into the stormwater system every down pour ?
    The enlargement is only 5 metres on the existing horrible gravel carpark.
    National and international competitors in the Byron Bay Triathlon make derogatory remarks of this area due to its unsightly ruts and potholes.
    Once the area is planted out it will look like the beautiful carparks at Clarks Beach,Captain Cook Lookout and Tallow Beach Rd.
    You must be joking if you think the horrible gravel carpark detracts from the amenity of your apartments!


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