With North Byron Parklands (NBP) in Yelgun seeking residency approval and an increase to 55,000 patrons for their flagship festival event, Byron Shire councillors have raised concerns with a notice of motion at last Thursday’s ordinary meeting.
NBP is home to Splendour in The Grass and Falls festivals.
Mayor Simon Richardson’s motion was supported by a majority of councillors (Cr Hunter against) which says, ‘Council does not currently support the proposal including the increase in attendance numbers, event types, and event days on the North Byron Parklands site beyond what has already been approved until its concerns as raised within its submission are satisfied.’
Additionally, Council is unsupportive of the planning department’s recommendation that Parklands self-monitor its compliance and, ‘that any consideration of ongoing events must include an independent monitoring process, with the involvement of Council.’
Council’s costs for monitoring should be funded