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May 8, 2021

West Byron win – but the war is still rages

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Jan Barham, Broken Head

Congratulations to the community for the refusals of both West Byron proposals by the Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP).

It’s a well deserved outcome and an indication of what is possible when a community unites against inappropriate development and for the protection of our special environment.

It shouldn’t be ignored that achievements like this only happen when a few dedicated people take on the task of investigating and advocating a position and then encouraging the community to respond.

In this instance huge recognition goes to the Byron Residents Group (BRG), who have maintained the focus and the interrogation of the plethora of documents that have been presented over the last five years.

Many thanks, specifically to Cate Coorey, Dailan Pugh and Mary Gardner, as well as the dedicated core group of BRG. This care and commitment is why Byron Shire is special and will hopefully inspire others to the cause of being active community members.

There are many instances of potential destruction of our home and it’s likely it will always be that way, so I implore everyone to stay involved and stay active. It’s our home and as residents it’s our responsibility to protect and preserve our future.

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  1. We will continue to fight this monstrous plan if (when) they try to push this through the courts.

    This land is too fragile and needs protection from greedy, careless, non-foresightful plans such as these. #nowestbyron – keep up the fight and thanks to all that continue to do so.


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