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Four storey skulduggery

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Is the four-storey development in Jonson Street indicative of a new Byron Bay business model?

Shops below and tourist accommodation above. Pack in as many cash cows as you can – they have no need for open space. The beach is just a relatively short walk away, past all the shops.

Could this be related to the skulduggery in Railway Park? Council is adamant that all they want to do is covered by the current park designation, yet they still want to change the designation the park to one that will allow more activities at the site. They must want to do other things or there would be no need to change the designation. What other things do they want to do that they’re not telling us?

There are some interesting agendas holding considerable sway with our council.

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  1. You are absolutely right, Robin, yet the changes to Railway Park went through with neither discussion nor dissent from councillors and with barely a whimper from the public. We also know what chance there’ll be that the “medium density residential” units will be used for permanent residents.

    The Railway Park PoM is back on Council agenda. Is there some suggestion that Council’s deliberations didn’t consider the objections raised?


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