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In this day and age, with all the interest in carbon footprint and passive solar design, any council that prides itself on being ‘green’ should be concerned about the look, feel and function of low-cost housing. There’s plenty of wonderful examples from the tiny house movement, but Byron Council has flunked dismally with this project, which looks more like a mining camp than eco-friendly housing.

Or is it just a nice little earner for some vested interests?

John Scrivener, Main Arm


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3 COMMENTS

  1. “but Byron Council has flunked dismally with this project,”

    How does this involve the Byron Shire Council, exactly ?

    As for “Or is it just a nice little earner for some vested interests? “,it smacks of nasty politics.

    • Nasty politics? So you think public officials and real estate developers are above scrutiny and beyond reproach? That kind of credulous mindset creates the perfect environment for graft and corruption to thrive. I’m not accusing anyone, I’m just asking the question.

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