A 7–2 majority of councillors voted for a 7.5 per cent Special Rate Variation at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting.
John Wilson, Brunswick Heads. My understanding of green party values, apart from the obvious, is that they include social and economic equality and encouraging and supporting people to work together in their communities for their communities. Around three months ago Council... Read More →
Byron Shire Council has forged ahead with the Special Rates Variation (SRV) amid fears of amalgamation at Thursday’s council meeting. Councillor Alan Hunter's DA refused as council awaits a review of current trial DA in 2017.
A former Byron councillor says a recent announcement by the shire’s GM Ken Gainger that council is looking at reducing sewerage charges is nothing more than ‘a sweetener’ and will be ‘forgotten by 2017-18’.
Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay It’s clear Byron Shire Council needs a boost in income to solve an infrastructure backlog that’s been in a state of deterioration for well over a decade. I’m not that interested in apportioning blame as to... Read More →
D Haydock, Suffolk Park I’ve previously suggested that Byron Shire Council should introduce a bed tax. I’ve now been told that this is not allowed by the NSW government. If this is true, then may I suggest this. All houses and... Read More →
David Giddy, Byron Bay. The recent letter from Byron Shire Council containing a brochure advocating a special rate increase and a return addressed survey does not canvass the important issues regarding a special rate variation (SRV), rather it is to express dismay at the disingenuous nature of the survey.