A formal complaint of maladministration by Byron Shire Council over the management of the Byron bypass process and implementation has been lodged with BSC’s general manager, Mark Arnold.
Byron councillor Jan Hackett is attempting to address the impact of that the high-powered street lighting on the new Byron bypass is having on local residents.
Archaeologists will be assessing the discovery of a potential Indigenous midden in the path of a new transport hub for Byron Bay.
'Council’s commitment to going above and beyond' for the environment in relation to the Byron bypass disputed by former Mayor.
With Council’s controversial Byron bypass project along Butler Street continuing into stage two, it’s emerged pre-clearing surveys and a species relocation report are to be published after the clearing has been completed.
Byron Council has promised to undertake an additional 18 hectares of bush enhancement work to offset the destruction of wetland, resulting from the Byron bypass.
As work began on stage two of the Byron bypass this morning, several NSW police staff were on hand to make the things proceeded smoothly. They had nothing to fear as there were no protesters to be seen.
Two large DAs near the Byron Butler Street bypass project have ruffled the feathers of locals wanting to maintain their street heritage.
Will ecologically sensitive areas surrounding the Butler Street bypass project eventually be rezoned and developed?
Council staff told Echonetdaily that consultants GHD and Council staff are yet to finalise a fully developed roundabout plan at the northern end of the route and present it to councillors.
Further to last week’s report on the Byron bypass budget, Council’s Director Infrastructure Services Phil Holloway has provided further answers to questions.
At last there has been a little transparency around how executive Council staff are managing the beleaguered Byron bypass project.
The opinion piece by Councillor Michael Lyon (4 December) on the Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail population in the vicinity of the Byron bypass development demonstrates a lack of understanding of basic ecological principles and of the statutory provisions of State and Commonwealth legislation protecting biodiversity. It also contains a number of factual errors.
Despite signed contracts, works commencing, and then halting on the Byron bypass project owing to a vulnerable snail in its path, it has emerged Council staff are yet to finalise land acquisition for the project.
The Butler Street Residents Group (BSRG) is pursuing an alternative route to the current Byron bypass. BSRG proposes utilising the work currently done for the bypass and then running it down the existing transport corridor of the unused railway line.
The Byron bypass referral to the Federal government relates to the presence of the Threatened Ecological Community that is the primary habitat pot the nationally critically endangered Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail on the proposed bypass route. It is now open for... Read More →
The Byron Shire Council (BSC) has now officially referred itself to the Federal Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) over the presence of the critically endangered Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail, and possibly other species, present on the proposed Byron bypass route.
Byron Shire Council’s commitment to go ‘over and above project requirements’ for the clearing of land for the Byron bypass has been questioned.
Bulldozers have begun cutting a swathe through the Cumbebin Wetlands to make way for the Byron bypass, putting a sword to last ditch efforts being made to save the rainforest area.
With protesters evicted from the Butler Street bypass construction site by Council staff on Monday, it’s emerged that the peak body representing ecological consultants in NSW is calling for additional surveys of the site after critically endangered species were found in its path
What does activism look like?
Mayor Simon Richardson responds to apparent lack of transparency over Byron bypass documentation.
More than half-a-dozen locals have sacrificed their liberty for environmental causes in the last 24 hours.
Police moved in to break up the Byron bypass protest this morning, physically dragging away a number of protestors away, including grabbing at least one person by the neck.
Hans Lovejoy With residents claiming a cypress pine, paperbarks, and eucalypt trees have been destroyed in the first phase of the Butler Street bypass project, it’s emerged Council are undertaking the large project without a contamination report or providing proof... Read More →