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May 17, 2021

Byron bypass solution is really quite easy

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With the future growth of West Byron, Sunrise and Ewingsdale, I feel we need to be able to turn right into Melaleuca Drive (which is on the right heading into town, just past BP Ozigo) and drive thru to the south side of town, joining up with Bangalow Road.

It would be way more effective than the Browning/Butler Street idea and would let the markets keep running harmoniously which many people see as essential to the culture of our wonderful town.

Effective bypass solutions will benefit everybody and we need to get something organised as gridlock is choking us all and is set to get worse.

I have driven taxis here for nearly ten years and a lot of people also think this idea would benefit the town and its ever increasing visitor numbers.

P Ogden, Lennox Head 

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  1. It was considered some time back. At first it was pointed out there were concentrated psychic energy fields in the area and some were concerned the road construction would disturb those significant positive vibrations they enjoyed and undermine the value of their properties. However it was pointed out that that it only occurred when Jupiter aligned with Mars, so the Byron Shire refused to declare it a Vibe Protection Zone (VBZ). Then animal rights groups protested that Cumbebin Swamp was a major breeding area for the Rhinella Marina. They claimed that road building would result in cruelty and habitat destruction for this sentient animal – more commonly known as the cane toad – so the idea was dropped.

    Seriously there does seem some sense in your suggestion, but doubtless there will reasons found why it cannot be done.


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