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Byron Shire
October 18, 2021

Flooding memories

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Frank Mills may remember voting to ‘close the ocean outlet north of Fern Beach’ (Echo, September 12) but his memory may be slipping, as Council records show no such vote took place.

Nor was there ever a Council vote ‘ordering the closure of the flood outlet at North Ocean Shores’ as claimed by Jim Mangleson (August 8).

What actually happened was that, as the developers were closing down their operation, Council asked them to restore access along the track behind the dunes that used to run from South Golden Beach to Wooyung.

After discussions with the development company, Council voted that ‘the Company’s proposal to block the temporary outfall from the Yelgun catchment be approved by Council’,  (Council minutes: 1976).

Note that it was ‘the Company’s proposal’ to restore access along the track by closing the outlet, not a request or order of Council.


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