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.