Community feedback on council’s new draft Employment Lands Strategy is now being sought, which will help shape how much land – and where – should be allocated for industrial, retail and commercial purposes across the Byron Shire.
Lani Jensen, Middle Pocket Residents should be aware of the industrial alcohol factory that is proposed for the Middle Pocket. While it calls itself a ‘micro’ distillery it is in fact an industrial factory that can produce 1,200 litres of pure... Read More →
A community meeting has been called by residents in Middle Pocket opposed to a proposal for a micro-distillery, which locals claim will further damage an already inadequate, narrow and dangerous road.
Madeleine Green, Myocum There are creative ways to make a dollar in Byron. Turn your place into a holiday destination. Turn your place into a drug rehab centre. Turn your place into a transport terminal. And now, the latest growth... Read More →
Byron Shire Council is eyeing the RMS donga village at Bangalow with a view to creating a new industrial estate aimed at servicing the expanding gourmet food production sector.
Cate Coorey, Byron Residents’ Group. Late last year Byron Shire Council resolved to adopt the Community Charter for Good Planning. Since then the concepts of ‘community’ and ‘good planning’ seem to have eluded the pro-overdevelopment councillors.
This waterway on Tallow Beach is still open to the sea. Nearly in tears, I stare at the pelican strutting in the cross currents. The lump of knowledge chokes in my throat and I am lost for words. The camera with its telephoto lens holds the image better than memory.
Given the plethora of new development proposals afflicting the Byron Shire, Mandy has taken up the flag with her own vision for the area. Video Sharon Shostak
David Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek. The developers at Tallowood Ridge are their own worst enemies. They show time and time again their only motivation is money. The angst this causes only fuels the community’s fight.
The Tallowood Ridge Community Association say they are concerned that a three-lot subdivision along the estate’s ridgeline may result in the removal of large trees by future lot owners to protect assets or for the building of sheds and granny flats.
Richard Whitling, South Golden Beach. Byron shire is inundated with inappropriate development at present, much of which has been approved by the state government which keeps taking that assessment role from our local government.