20.1 C
Byron Shire
March 7, 2021

West Byron submission numbers clarified

Latest News

Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

Other News

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

It’s emerged that there were three submissions in favour of the contentious West Byron development proposal on Ewingsdale Road when it went on public exhibition.

The long-running proposal has seen fierce resistance from many locals, with concerns ranging from environmental destruction to increased traffic.

Previously staff said there were around 5,000 submissions, largely against.

When asked to update on the exact number, staff told The Echo, ‘There were a large number of submissions being processed by Council staff at the end of the exhibition period and initial estimates were that there were more than 5,000 submissions.’

‘After all submissions were counted, and multiple submissions taken into account (ie some people provided electronic and written submissions), the final number was 4,633; 4,630 were opposed to the West Byron development applications.’

Staff previously stated it was the highest number of submissions ever recieved.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

  1. On the basis of the JRPP Rejection of the Staff Report on the proposed 4 storey Jonson St Development, I hope Councillors go through the Staff Report on West Byron with a fine comb, just in case the Staff Report is notionally against but actually intended to fail

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...