Updated, Wednesday, 5.30pm Byron Shire Council has confirmed that a controversial development application for a massive food processing estate on the outskirts of Bangalow has been withdrawn by the proponents following widespread objection to the development.
Asren Pugh, Bangalow. It’s refreshing to see cross-party opposition to the food hub near Bangalow. It should now be clear to the Joint Regional Planning Panel that they should reject the proposal as it stands. With a unanimous vote in Council,... Read More →
In a rare show of bipartisanship, North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has joined his Greens counterpart Dawn Walker in calling for the Joint Regional Planning Panel to reject a controversial industrial food processing complex on rural land just outside of Bangalow.
North Coast Greens MP and koala protection spokesperson Dawn Walker has raised the plight of Bangalow’s koala population in NSW Parliament and thrown her support behind the community campaign against the proposed mega food precinct at Lot 201 Lismore Road, Bangalow.
Ean Jones, Bangalow. In reply to Dorothy Andrews, Food hub or housing estate? No-one is denying Brookfarm is a fine company but let’s get a few things straight. A quick check of their website suggests Brookfarm first sold their products in... Read More →
It was standing room only in the Mullumbimby Council Chambers last Thursday as Bangalow residents and proponents made submissions about a large-scale food hub proposal on Lismore Road, Bangalow.
Byron Shire councillors voted in favour of an urgency motion to object to the rural industries food precinct proposal on Lismore Road, Bangalow, at last week’s Council meeting.
A key opponent of the so-called Food Precinct planned for Lismore Road, Bangalow, says he believes there has been a coordinated campaign of support for the development, with ‘pro-forma’ submissions from people living outside the area, including one from a seven-year-old child.
A revised development application for the construction of a food factory industrial estate on the edge of Bangalow goes on exhibition again today following a number of amendments.
She has been a teacher, Byron Shire Councillor, Friends of the Library member and, for many years, secretary of Bangalow Progress Association. But at 83, Jenny Coman says she doesn’t need any excuse to retire from public life.
John Scrivener, Main Arm. Colin Clarke’s latest tirade – Bangalow food hub opponents elitist – sets a new low for letters to the editor. When he’s not spruiking for nuclear power and genetic engineering, Colin likes to use the Echo’s letters section... Read More →
Adrian Kennedy, Bangalow. While Bangalow residents may not agitate like other residents in the shire in response to the wrongs done to them, it would be wrong to underestimate the fury and anger the prospect of the Bangalow food precinct development... Read More →
Dr Antoinette Ensbey, Bangalow. What to do with rural land to answer our need for healthy environments? Instead of the proposed food hub close to Bangalow village, I’d suggest a) reforestation along Byron Creek and restoration of rainforest; b) splitting the... Read More →
Stephen Welstead, Coopers Shoot At the proposed stage 1 $24 million, 21,400m2 food hub at Bangalow the principal activities will include ‘livestock processing’, commonly known as an abattoir and associated facilities and activities including the lairage, slaughter, boning, value adding (retail... Read More →
Byron Shire Council staff say they are still waiting on feedback from the Roads and Maritime Services over traffic issues for the proposed Bangalow food precinct, which has been described by one resident as ' the largest industrial development ever for Byron Shire'.
Sue Taylor, Bangalow I applaud the Farms Not Factories campaign recently launched by the Bangalow community to stop a massive industrial development at 201 Lismore Road on land zoned for agriculture. Taking action to protect good quality farmland is not... Read More →
Milton Cater, Bangalow Jobs, jobs ,jobs? 400 more jobs? Crap! There are over 1000 people employed in Bangalow at present. A factory complex and ancillary traffic will put at least 400 of these out of work, by reducing the viability... Read More →
Opponents of a plan to house a 20-acre food-processing precinct on rural land at the fringes of Bangalow say they have uncovered a ‘buried’ plan to build a two- to three-storey office block on the site.
Ean Jones, Bangalow. Regardless of the double rainbows overhead and the marvel of unicorns running around lush green rain forests that are promised for the Bart Elias owned development on Lismore Rd, Bangalow, the truth of the matter is that three... Read More →
Tony Hart, president, Bangalow Progress Association. The concern of Pam and Martin Brook, Massimo Scalas and Rebecca McEwan for Bangalow is welcomed. Their stated intentions for the Lismore Rd Rural Industries Food Precinct site and their assurances that they will do... Read More →
Pam & Martin Brook – Brookfarm, Massimo and Rebecca – Salumi Australia. We welcome Ean Jones letter and also the opportunity to correct some of his quite misleading comments about the Bangalow Food Collective. Prohibiting trucks from going down the... Read More →
Ean Jones, Bangalow. There is no doubt that Brookfarm and Salumi are both great local businesses run by great local people. These are exactly the type of businesses that many locals (and tourists) hold dear to their hearts but the... Read More →
Pam & Martin Brook, Massimo Scalas & Rebecca McEwan. Brookfarm and Salumi will be the key tenants of the proposed Bangalow Food Collective at 201 Lismore Road should the development application be successful. There has been a lot of rumour... Read More →
Sue Taylor, Bangalow While I’m not a member, it is heartening to hear the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce has reformed with a new committee that will represent the business community of Bangalow. It seems obvious that supporting Bangalow’s businesses would... Read More →
Just weeks after being re-elected, the president of the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce, Carolyn Adams, has announced her resignation, along with that of vice-president Jeff Lovett, treasurer Greg Clark and committee member John Gray.