As the Club Med battle described in the previous episode approached its climax, the leader of Council’s conservatives, Ross Tucker, decided on a diversion.
‘How much is enough’ is the question posed for an upcoming forum that will consider how Byron grows into the future.
The character of Byron Shire’s built environment is likely to change over the next decade as recommendations emerging from the various town Masterplans take effect.
There appears a constant level in residential approvals over the last two terms of Byron Shire Council but, in Ballina, developments are steaming ahead, despite some being held up in court.
This replica nawi, unlike the bark canoe at the Maritime Museum, is oversized and made of steel. It is moored at a cove at Barangaroo, the inner city place named after a Cammeraygal woman.
Lismore City Council has fined a local development company $6000 for undertaking unlawful works relating to a subdivision approved by the Land & Environment Court in 2011.
A controversial proposal to expand the Tweed village of Mooball at least five-fold has been given the green light after three years of negotiations and despite concerted community opposition.
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'.
Hans Lovejoy The independence of a planning panel which decides developments too large for councils has been defended by the NSW planning department. Major developments valued at more than $20 million are decided by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP),... Read More →
Marcus Ray, Deputy Secretary, Planning Services, Department of Planning and Environment I would like to correct misunderstandings about Site Compatibility Certificates in your article ‘Large development secretly knocked back.’ The process is conducted openly and transparently, with full input from... Read More →
Some 50 people attended a snap action on Sunday called by Grays Lane resident Richard Ambrose to highlight what he called ‘appalling planning by the outgoing majority councillors’ and to warn residents what to expect if a conservative majority is re-elected.
Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. At Ballina Shire Council’s June meeting, my motion calling on council to amend its LEP (local environmental plan) to prevent the construction of three-storey McMansions in our residential areas was not supported.
Gillian Reffell, Summer Hill Chris Dobney’s article ’$23m Bangalow food precinct plan unveiled’ on 8 June either looks like it was written for him by the developer or that he was totally on the developer’s team! There was nothing independent... Read More →
The Land and Environment Court have dismissed an appeal by a proponent to build a residential subdivision development at Broken Head Quarry, south of Byron Bay.
Two of Byron’s iconic food brands say they will have to quit the shire within a year unless substantially larger processing space can be found for them than anything currently available.
Jenny Coman, Secretary, Bangalow Progress Association. It seems Bangalow is to be bookended by industry. Our village, once described on a highway sign as ‘Such a Pretty Place’, is likely to have new, large industrial developments either side of its... Read More →
Byron Residents Group has again taken aim at a retirement development planned for Ewingsdale, which has requested an increase in size from 165 to 260 residences before it has even been approved.
Developers of the Cobaki Estate on the Tweed coast have been slapped with ‘the maximum possible fine for failing to protect environmentally sensitive areas as required by its conditions of approval.’
Ron Cooper, Our 490, Kingscliff. The concern with Kingscliff’s future runs deep. The council executive and development-at-any-cost councillors appear to be hell bent on giving us another Gold Coast.
The secret business of Byron Bay is sea-change. Only some is physical.
Byron Shire councillor Alan Hunter is again facing the ire of residents near his Pinegroves Road, Tyagarah, property after seeking to extend the hours of operation of his controversial road transport terminal.
A plan being considered by Richmond Valley Council (RVC) to allow housing for road-workers to be built at Evans Head could be the death knell of the town’s memorial aerodrome, its president fears.
Byron Shire Council voted yesterday to refuse a highly contentious development proposal to turn a former sand quarry at Broken Head into a community title housing development.
Bangalow residents have welcomed a Land and Environment Court ruling yesterday which upheld Byron Shire Council's rejection of a controversial three-storey mixed residential and commercial development in historic Station Street, Bangalow.
Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores. An interesting photo of the proposed development at Wooyung ran in conjunction with your article 'Wooyung developer wants luxury housing instead of resort'. It clearly shows the remnants of the old outlet which flowed into the ocean through the Wooyung cane fields.