9.3 C
Byron Shire
May 20, 2024

Kollective DA in Sunrise rejected by residents

Latest News

Appeal to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Mullumbimby.

Other News

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.

Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

What’s on the Byron Council agenda for May 16?

Items before Council’s meeting on May 16 include a push by two Greens councillors to make Byron Shire beaches accessible to people with disabilities.

Back, bigger and better than ever

Stone & Wood’s annual Festival of the Stone is back, bigger and better than ever on Saturday, 1 June. This year is shaping up to be a huge celebration of community, music and delicious food – all for a good cause.

Northern rivers surfers help Australia win the World Junior Surfing Championships

Fingal Head surfer Dane Henry has won an individual gold to help Australia claim its eighth World Junior Surfing...

National Service

I have to say that having been conscripted into the army in 1970 I couldn’t disagree more with Peter...

Rob Gibson and Jeff Harrison with fellow Sunrise Beach residents on Saturday.
Photo Jeff ‘Cross Street’ Dawson.

Hans Lovejoy

Developer Duncan Band from Kollective has again upset neighbours with his plans to demolish an established home and develop eight units on a small residential block at 6 Julian Rocks Drive, Byron Bay.

Residents have pointed to the lack of parking and bins, along with breaches of Council policy around setbacks and building height regulations.

Over 280 submissions have been sent to Council opposed to DA 10.2019.458.1, resident Cathy Stavert told Echonetdaily

Stavert says, ‘This is proof that the community has spoken’.

‘They are alarmed at the prospect of this development going ahead, and the precedent it will set for other properties in the area.

‘If approved, this development will go against the will of our whole community and challenge the current demographics of this estate’.

Valued at $1.3m, the DA plans only indicate six carparks and one bin per dwelling, not three.

Meanwhile, Greens mayor Simon Richardson says while he hasn’t seen the DA, ‘As a general planning strategy, infill developments that provide a diverse housing mix, including smaller units for young couples, or downsizing older locals etc makes more sense than urban sprawl.’ 

Unsuitable for elderly

Yet Stavert claims the proposal includes spiral staircases and attic style lofts, ‘which are unsuitable for the elderly and the disabled’.

Additionally, she says the DA breaches Council policy in regard to minimum floor area of units and minimum private open space.

‘Sunrise Beach residents are also concerned about inadequate off-street parking, and a building design which restricts access for the elderly and disabled’.

‘We believe that the DA breaches Council’s setback and building height regulations. The DA allows for only six resident’s car spaces and no visitor car spaces, and only eight bins in total.

‘This development will be directly across the road from a busy school children’s bus stop, and also with a very dangerous t-intersection close by.

‘This residential block is located on a bend on the narrowest street in Sunrise; only 7.6 metres wide, with no footpaths or bicycle lanes. 

‘This street will just end up another parking lot.

‘Take a look at the Kollective development in Sunrise Blv, which is 11.1m wide and the car parking problem created there. As the mayor would say, “another dog’s breakfast” (referring to the traffic and parking problems in the Industrial Estate)’.

It again raises the issue of the unwanted impacts of high density proposals – and the precedent it brings – for residential amenity in the Shire. 

Stavert added, ‘Allowing medium density housing to be built in low density residential areas will force a drastic and unwelcome change in the character of this quiet family friendly neighbourhood’.

The DA is on exhibition on Byron Council’s website.


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.

2 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023.