Byron Rec Grounds draft plan of management withdrawn

Byron Shire councillors voted to withdraw a contentious draft Plan of Management for the Byron Rec Grounds at their December meeting.

Instead, the council will ‘consider the 2015 draft Plan of Management, completed as part of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan process, the preferred document to be exhibited in the new year for possible adoption’. 

Sports groups that use the field have told The Echo that a previous plan of management was supported by the user groups, but those plans were inexplicably withdrawn by staff.

Sportsground user John McKay previously told The Echo that there was no consultation with the sporting groups with the now-withdrawn draft PoM. A workshop with stakeholders prior to the exhibition of the new draft PoM will be held.

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