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A new music video released on YouTube is highlighting the imminent fate of West Byron wetlands, which are set to become a new suburb after the state government took over planning control of the area.

Titled W(r)est Byron, the video (above) was written by Raphael Lee Cass. Performed by The Byron Bay Light House Band: with Julie Haschemeyer on vocals.

The protest song starts out with a nod to Joni Mitchell with: ‘They raze paradise and put up a housing plot.’

It then spells out what the development would mean for the environment: ‘Three metres of dirt to cover the wetlands/ Cover the frogs and silt up the creek/ Parrots, whipbirds and minahs away/ After they chop down all of the trees/ Six metre fences to keep in the noise/ After koala habitat is destroyed/ First they came to look at the view/ Then they only saw gross revenue.’

The West Byron DA is on extended exhibition, with submissions accepted until March 29 (this Thursday).


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Every bit helps in this essential battle against unrestrained “development” aka vandalism. Great work by Raphael Lee Cass, Julie Haschemeyer and the Byron Bay Light House Band. People: get your submissions in before Thursday’s deadline, 15 – 20 mins to help stave off this environmental assault is surely not too much to ask. Massive thanks to Dailan Pugh for all his many hours of unpaid work in providing us with a highly detailed critique of all the planning shortfalls, errors and sheer incompetence.

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