Jeff Harrison, Byron Bay
Sunrise Estate residents concerned about increasing development infill and resultant street parking issues, should approve of Byron Shire Council’s proposed amendments to ‘Character Narratives DCP 2014 Locality Chapters’.
The amendments recognise Sunrise’s ‘leafy streetscapes with wide grassy nature strips… contributing to the streetscape and habitats for koalas and other native fauna’. Also: ‘It is important that future infill development complements the low scale character…’
The amendments re-categorise Sunrise from a ‘Transitional’ to ‘Subtle’ area. The difference seems important. Transitional areas are earmarked for change, with medium density development. But ‘Subtle’ areas should expect development ‘complementing the existing form – likely to be incremental with many of the existing elements remaining’.
Those preferring the latter Sunrise development submit your approval of the amendments via the BSC website before 24 July.