So a senior Byron Shire Council (BSC) staffer tells the elected council that his employees did not follow proper process when removing soil and placing it on the Marshalls creekbank at The Pocket.
Senior staffer, what process was that?
The Director of Infrastructure then says 150 tonnes of fill were brought onto the creekbank, Council staff had not been onsite to look at the location.
Can we take this to mean contractors trucked the fill to The Pocket? If so, who told them where to dump it?
Cr Lyon also asked if there was a valid reason for putting fill on an exclusion zone.
A planning staff member states ‘the applicant would have to submit a flood study/report that says even though our flood study report says you should not fill there, that flood study backs up you could put some fill there and it would have no impact’.
I think the staffer means if the fill is correctly bunded it should have no impact on the waterway. What part of the flood study done by BSC says that fill that is placed on a riverbank, even if bunded, will not have an adverse effect on a waterway during flood conditions?
This response has cover-up written all over it.
Good on you Cr Dey for trying to get to the truth.