Amazing stuff, that now we learn that the Vallances Road site for natural burials is unsuitable mainly because, as reported, it is vastly flood prone.
Does Byron Shire Council (BSC) actually keep records? Surely when the Vallances Road Waste Water Treatment Plant was constructed it would have been identified as a flood-prone area or when flood investigations were carried out by the stormwater engineer employed by BSC?
Also, there was a local farmer who was refused the right to grow sugar on their land in close proximity to Vallances Road as BSC identified it as a sensitive environmental area.
I wonder about the ability of BSC to store and supply information on issues like this. Surely someone would have recorded that Vallances Road was a flood-prone site at some stage over the years, and that over two hundred and fifty acres in close proximity is a sensitive environmental area, but apparently not.
I think you need to read up on the council’s reasoning: not only flood prone but also the soil type. They are now looking at a site in clunes. Maybe more care, less council bashing.