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Barrio cafe

John Bennett, Cedarvale Farm

I was saddened to see Barrio Café under threat from the Council.

Habitat and the Barrio Café , in my view,  is the best new community facility I have seen in Byron for a long time

I have found the food at Barrio to be fresh , reasonably priced and with generous portions

They seem to be attracting many locals who want a place of their own  to get away from the busy town centre and its parking problems

It would be very sad to see great new local facility like Barrio to be threatened by council red tape.

 


3 responses to “Barrio cafe”

  1. John says:

    John, the owners of Barrio are breaking the law and effecting the residential amenity of nearby residents. The specific State law is the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (Noise).

    Most developers don’t worry about damaging the environment which includes damage to residential amenity. Their motto is it’s all about the money. John, if you had this development and associated noise 50 metres beside your home, you would be complaining.

  2. Anny Reed says:

    John Bennett, it’s not red tape at all. and Barrio is not “threatened”. What the Council approved is not what has been developed. Barrio Restaurant is simply in the wrong location for a noisy night time restaurant which is seeking a liquor license. It’s 50m from long established residential homes. The people who live there are threatened!

    Obviously, the restaurant should be located closer to the residents of Habitat as they will certainly manage the noise if it bothers them, or put up with it if it doesn’t. The restaurant and loud-noise gym need to be in the centre of the development near the pool. There’s no problem with the quality – just the inappropriate location that is having a big impact on residents across the street. It simply should move.

  3. Nat Clarke says:

    How far from the industrial estate are we talking

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