Public meetings around the Shire are now underway to hear feedback and explain Council’s plans to manage weddings and events in rural areas.
The next will be at the A&I Hall Bangalow, November 26 from 5pm till 7pm. Federal will follow, with its meeting planned for November 27 at Jasper Hall from 5pm till 7pm.
A Skinners Shoot resident has told The Echo that she is concerned function venues would pop up in rural areas should this go ahead.
Kay Collins said, ‘The state government has now agreed for Council to proceed with developing an amendment to the LEP that will allow functions in rural areas.’
The Byron workshop was last Tuesday, she said, ‘with the vast majority of participants having a commercial interest in the industry. There were few rural residents. They will be the ones hugely adversely effected by this high-impact, inappropriate industry, which is totally incompatible with the objectives of the rural zone.’
Submission deadline is December 21.
‘It’s not a done deal. Your quality of life is at stake,’ she said.
The deadline for submissions is December 21 and can be made via email: [email protected].