All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to prepare for flooding. The flooding that just occurred earlier in the year has left social/ecological trauma and homelessness as La Niña again asserts itself climatically.
We are aware that in a previous epoch, prior to the abovementioned floods, the West Byron development was granted approval; sidelining the imperatives (e.g. public interest) surrounding flood mitigation for the site and its surrounds. We have since learnt, from the above tragedy and the Mullum Pods issue, that the usage of FILL greatly enhances dire risks when addressing flooding. Floods have an integrity, or social/environmental anarchy of their own, and there are areas of Byron not with the social consciousness or resources for evacuation. The ADF (Australian Defence Force) is on standby so we are informed.
Given the above and the current extraction works that are occurring on the West Byron site, upholding neglected public rights it is requested that Byron Council, and any independent thinking councillor(s) within Byron Council, demand that relevant state agencies immediately address a cessation, be it temporary, to these developmental works, until such time that this development can be revisited and imperative (lacking) flood mitigation remedies be addressed. To not do so it holds all the hallmarks that define criminal negligence, wilful ignorance, and dismissal of duty-of-care imperatives. As such, currently, it invites social peril in its wake.