I wanted to give credit where it is due and thank the editor for the preferences article, which I thought was comprehensive, balanced and free from bias. Well done.
In answer to Suzie Deyris, I take my role as a custodian of my land in The Pocket very seriously and am in the process of regenerating and de-weeding with a focus on the creek areas. I ran for Council because of my commitment to our waterways and have a personal vision that we repair and regenerate every riparian zone in the Shire.
To Paul McCarthy and other concerned Byron Bay residents I give an unequivocal undertaking: there will be no increase in the Byron Bay town centre height limits during my watch as mayor. As Paul Bibby correctly states, the Byron Bay CBD has had an effective three-storey height limit since 1989. Successive Councils have upheld the CBD height limits for over 30 years, including ours. While I am not concerned by minor exceedances owing to lift overruns and stairwells, which prior to 2014 did not count as part of the height limit, we must remain vigilant and ensure the overall height limits remain unchanged, and I am committed to that.