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Byron Shire Council chambers in Mullumbimby.
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Byron Shire Council has extended the exhibition period for the revised draft Byron Shire Rural Land Use Strategy. The closing date for submissions is now Monday July 24.

Council says the revised draft strategy provides a strategic framework to guide future land zoning, protection and development of rural lands over the next 20 years.

‘The draft Rural Land Use Strategy aims to find a balance between protecting our environmental values, ensuring our agricultural industries are viable and preserving lifestyle for families and communities,’ said Sharyn French, Council’s acting director of sustainable environment and economy.

‘The revised draft strategy responds to previous feedback from the community and state government,’ Ms French said. ‘It recognises  and supports the role of agriculture and farming, which provide jobs and contribute to our economy while ensuring our rural communities are able to grow.’

The strategy looks at the potential for infill housing within the R5 rural residential zones and identifies two possible rural residential sites at Myocum and Wilsons Creek. These sites have a potential yield of 40 to 75 dwellings, according to Council.

The revised strategy is here.

Make a submission by emailing [email protected]

Phone 6626 7126 to arrange an appointment with a Council planner and/or complete the online survey here.


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