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Rural weddings and events update and meeting Feb 11

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An information session on Byron Shire Council’s plans to regulate weddings in rural areas of Byron Shire will take place this Tuesday February 11.

Following from Council’s plan to regulate rural weddings and events in late 2018, staff will be available for an information session on what’s now proposed, at the Bangalow A&I Hall this Tuesday February 11, from 5.30 till 7pm. 

Alongside the planning proposal, Council staff say they have prepared a new Chapter D9 of the Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP) for rural event sites, to outline the planning controls.

After the original proposal was exhibited, staff say it has been ‘amended as a result of two changes determined by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE)’.

Specifically, the reference to permit rural events on land zoned RU1 Primary Production was removed, along with ‘many of the detailed provisions,’ which are now included within an amendment to the Byron Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP). 

What’s proposed?

The aim is to provide ‘an approval mechanism to permit Rural Event Sites in the RU2 Rural Landscape zone, allowing a maximum of 20 events per calendar year over a period of three years and 150 attendees per event. The subject-to-approval, rural event sites would be able to seek a further three year approval.

‘A rural event site holds weddings and other similar gatherings and/or events for commercial purposes.

‘The planning proposal does not address one-off private events within the rural area, for which approvals are not required’. 

The planning proposal and draft DCP Chapter D9 changes are on exhibition for four weeks, until February 28.

Submissions can be made via email: [email protected]

Staff add that, ‘All submissions will be made public in the meeting agenda when reporting feedback to Council.’


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3 COMMENTS

  1. 20 events per year, but not limited to weddings and a few more ‘private’ gigs as well and up to 150 people !!! Geez ! Hope I don’t have a party next door every 2 weeks !!! How about the critters and neighbours who live in the country ’cause its quiet ???

    Weddings scmeddings !!!

    Just more degradation of our rural landscape and lifestyle !!!

    Go back to town where this stuff belongs !!!

  2. Ronald Preistley by asking that question you are demonstrating your complete lack of understanding about what Council’s role is in the community.

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