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September 26, 2021

Byron Shire now included in north coast catchment CMP

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Githabul Country, Border Ranges National Park, headwaters of the Richmond River. Photo K Pratt

Work underway on the development of the Richmond River Coastal Management Program (CMP) now includes parts of the Byron Shire, say Council.

Council staff say, ‘In the past, a Coastal Zone Management Plan focused on the management of the Richmond River in the Ballina, Lismore and Richmond Valley council areas’.

‘This time, the plan is for a “whole of catchment approach” to the Richmond River, recognising how the health of the upper catchments affect the lower reaches of the river’, Peter Boyd, Biodiversity and Agricultural Projects Officer, said.

Richmond drainage

‘Just under half of Byron Shire drains into the Richmond, with waterways including Coopers Creek, Wilsons Creek and Byron Creek flowing into the Wilson River and then to the Richmond’, he said.

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  1. Sounds like another grab at our freedom.
    Next they will say that no one has any rights to any water. It’s a scam.

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