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Byron Shire
October 19, 2021

Three times bigger than Bunnings

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Ean Jones, Bangalow. 

Regardless of the double rainbows overhead and the marvel of unicorns running around lush green rain forests that are promised for the Bart Elias owned development on Lismore Rd, Bangalow, the truth of the matter is that three  of the eight factories planned for this development are bigger than just the one Bunnings Warehouse Superstore in Ballina.

This development will deliver not one Bunnings Warehouse Superstore for Bangalow but three. To put this hideously planned development in perspective, it is about the same size as Ballina Central, Coles and Kmart combined.

Is this what we really want for our beautiful town, a massive development on regionally significant farmland with factories the size of three Bunnings Warehouse Superstores, a disgraceful industrial centre the size of Ballina Fair? I don’t and I doubt most of Bangalow do either. But you will get it and thousands more cars and trucks in our streets that come with it if you do nothing.

Sign a petition, ring a Councillor, speak to our state and federal MPs and remember, Its OK to say no to this development regardless of promises made by tenants or developers.


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  1. This gross development 500 metres from Bangalow’s nearest suburban boundary is 19th century industrial revolution thinking and “planning”. Remember, if you will, how many lovely small villages throughout the now industrialised world were ruined or lost because some rich businessman or developer built a factory nearby, leading to more factories, loss of green space, ribbon development along access roads, heavier traffic volumes, more different industries and urban sprawl. Surely our developers and planners can learn from history and find a more suitable location – or do they wish to be forever known as the men who ruined Bangalow.

  2. Totally agree with Ean on this monstrosity of a factory development as do a growing groundswell in our village. There are no other words to describe it…forgot all those niceties that are being used now…changing from Food Precinct, Food Hub and now Bangalow Food Collective – why the need for constant name change or is that because now that the Bangalow community is aware of what is about to happen just 500 metres from the closest residential development at Parrot Tree Place.

    You simply can not disguise this industrial development…it is TOO BIG, it is in the WRONG LOCATION and it will not benefit Bangalow one iota.

    The Bangalow community were never consulted it is only now one of the tenants is doing a massive job of lobbying everyone on how good it will be to have huge industrial factories on prime agricultural land so close to residential areas with all the traffic going through town.

    Bangalow is not one street as the DA specifies 80% of all the extra traffic will be going through Bangalow whether its via Granuaille Road, Byron Street or Bangalow Road. An extra 2,000 estimated vehicle movements a day. The trucks going along Lismore Road are already intolerable and have increased not decreased just ask anyone living along and off that road.

    So as Ean says sign a petition on Change.org..Bangalow, ring a Councillor let your voices to be heard over the truck noise.


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