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The Byron Bay market site at Butler Street Reserve has been reported to the EPA as potentially contaminated. Photo contributed

The location of Byron’s monthly community market and weekly farmers markets has been reported to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

The Echo understands that had the Butler Street Reserve, which is a former tip, been registered as a contaminated site, Transport NSW would have known from records that it was unsuitable to be built on and would not have prepared plans for a transport hub.

A spokesperson for the Department of Industry – Lands and Water told The Echo, ‘As required under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997, the department has reported the issue of contamination at Butler Street Reserve to the Environmental Protection Authority.’

‘The EPA is completing further assessments of the site and will advise the department on any further action required.’


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