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Tom Vidal, Byron Bay

I have been listening to the ongoing court proceedings Council v Site R&D (part of the West Byron DA) of the Land and Environment Court.

I noticed that the developer’s traffic expert opines that there won’t be a significant impact to the traffic in Byron Bay during construction.

He recommends to limit truck movements to 10 trucks per hour for the importation of 470,000 m3 of fill.

That is approximately 47,000 trucks in 4,700 hours, which at five eight-hour-days a week equates to 117 weeks; or, a truck every six minutes along Ewingsdale Rd, for well over two years.

And this is only one of the many absurdities proposed for this site, which is only part of the West Byron release area. The mind boggles at this madness.

Apparently, most of the landowners are locals. Why anyone would contemplate to do such things to their own community is beyond me.


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