E zones that have been voluntarily re-vegetated by the current land owner will not be subject to e zones without the landowners consent.
Tom Tabart, Drysdale, Victoria. Once more have I offended the fragile sensibility of our [Byron shire's] departing GM, Ken Gainger, who chosen to be upset by my mention of a Code of Conduct 'assault' on a volunteer.
A councillor decision at the September 21, 2017 meeting that updated the general manager’s (GM) delegated powers has been questioned by longtime council critic Fast Buck$ aka John Anderson.
Hans Lovejoy While ‘absolutely opposed’ to rezoning Saddle Road to village or residential, Saddle Road resident Matthew ‘Cleva’ O’Reilly has lodged his own expression of interest (EOI) with Council for a seniors’ affordable housing project on the five-hectare property he... Read More →
Fast Buck$, Coorabell I think it was the October Council meeting. I was complaining yet again that staff were concealing important matters by hiding them in the attachments to the agenda, hoping thereby that the councillors and the public wouldn’t notice... Read More →
Electric-bike hire business owner Luke Young was preparing to spend Christmas day chained to the top of his business container, however, the intervention of lawyers has averted the crisis – for now.
The Butler Street Community Network strongly opposes the proposed Byron Shire Council acquisition of the Crown lands, Butler Street Recreation Reserve and its intended development as a bus terminal, 24-hour carpark and central business district (CBD) expansion zone.
Byron Council has given you the Christmas holidays to comment on the developer’s grandiose proposals for more than 1,000 houses and a shopping centre at West Byron, and another 16,000 cars a day choking Ewingsdale Road.
An invitation by councillors for Saddle Road landowners to lodge a large planning proposal for affordable housing still has many neighbours offside; they claim it is not transparent and does not conform ‘to the Community Charter for Good Planning.’ As... Read More →
Councillors voted last Thursday to commence work on the controversial Butler Street bypass in Byron Bay. Resisted by Butler Street residents, plans for a bypass will widen the road and run through wetlands and connect with the southern end of... Read More →
Of the 15,654 dwellings in the Byron Shire 2,655 properties were advertised on holiday platforms such as Airbnb in 2017, according to new figures released by Byron Shire Council this week.
Road reconstruction, recycling, flood recovery and roundabouts were significant projects delivered in the last financial year, says Byron Shire Council’s outgoing general manager Ken Gainger.
Ken Gainger, BSC General Manager. I recently announced my retirement from the position of general manager with Byron Council to spend more time with my family and address some serious health issues that I have been confronted with over the past... Read More →
The developer of a high density development proposed for the corner block at the southern end of Jonson Street says that the proposed height of his development ‘complies with the current limit of 11.5 metres.’
Byron Greens Mayor Simon Richardson has again been forced to admit council’s inability to communicate effectively following a decision to evict a solar-charged electric bike hire company from a prime Byron Bay CBD location.
Maria Thompson, Main Arm. Jan Barham’s article, published in The Echo (November 29) and entitled ‘Community key to protecting biodiversity’ presented an overly simplistic and somewhat hysterical sounding ‘end-of-days’ scenario, in which Byron Shire’s entire eco system will collapse if... Read More →
Concessions by Byron Shire Council that would see all residents in the 2479 postcode offered the right to buy an annual permit instead of paying to park in Bangalow doesn’t go far enough according to the town’s chamber of commerce.
Mayor Simon Richardson has been called upon be his fellow state government counterpart to consult with the market stall holder group who are opposed to moving from the Butler Street Reserve.
Reilly Baum Sustainable energy is no longer a thing of the future, as across the globe countries make the switch from petrol to electrically powered cars and Byron and Tweed Shire councils are getting on board with their Power Up... Read More →
Realtor/developer Graham Dunn has stood by his decision to remain on the Byron Bay masterplan leadership team while being involved with a $21m four-storey high-density DA, located on the corner block opposite Mitre 10 and Byron Music.
The two main buildings at the Mullumbimby Hospital site will have to be completely demolished and the land remediated at a cost of more than $3 million after they were found to be riddled with asbestos that poses a high risk to future users and the surrounding community.
Some Byron Bay community representatives met with local MP Tamara Smith, Mayor Simon Richardson and councillors on Monday to discuss their concerns over the Rec Ground, the pool, the market relocation, Butler Street and the masterplan roll-out .
While the dust is yet still settle around Byron council’s ongoing discombobulations, let’s look at who had the best bureaucracy. It was China of coursse. The historical tradition of Chinese bureaucracy goes way back to 221 BCE.
David Moss, Byron Bay. How sad it is that, once again, Byron residents have to rally to protect the basic town amenities. During the recent Masterplan process and consultation, Byron residents (ie ratepayers) delivered a clear and overwhelming message to... Read More →
Cr Paul Spooner has confirmed with The Echo that Byron Shire Council’s general manager (GM) Ken Gainger will be resigning in January.