Stuart Murray, Project Manager, West Byron Project. West Byron Project representatives have written directly to you in the past and clearly stated that the Byron Residents’ Group’s use of a figure of 1,100 or more dwellings proposed for West Byron is a figure that they have made up. The West Byron rezoning proposal does not contain a request for such a figure, nor is this figure considered to be likely.
The NSW Land and Environment Court has reserved its judgement on a controversial development in Bangalow's historic Station Street for a building with eight shop-top residential units and three shops which Byron Shire Council had rejected twice previously.
Recycling old farm outbuildings and permitting alternative housing development in the hinterland would provide a way out of Byron’s escalating affordability crisis argues Michael Murray.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has declined to comment on claims by former mayor Jan Barham that the council failed to use use ‘due process’ in considering an application to turn a sand quarry at Broken Head into residential development.
Jan Barham, MLC, Broken Head. I am shocked that a proposal for the redevelopment of the Broken Head Quarry site for a residential development has been advertised by the council without any strategic planning proposal.
Residents in Ewingsdale are receiving notices about a planned retirement and retail development to be built along Ewingsdale Road adjacent to the new Pacific Highway.
A proposed $20-million development promising to deliver 222 apartments for workers has been lodged with the Lismore city council. It would occupy 32 acres and comprise 60 'sustainable' buildings.
Questions are being asked about Byron’s award-winning sewage treatment plant after a manhole collapse in town last week resulted in two sewage spills during the busy holiday season.
Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Do they really care – Geoff Provest and the state government? Lot 490 has a critical part to play in protecting community amenity in the face of massive development.
A legal show-down between developers pushing for a large-scale Bangalow mixed residential-commercial building and Council is likely to return to the Land and Environment Court after councillors voted to reject a compromise proposal.
After rejecting two previous sets of plans, Byron Shire Council has been in conciliation with a developer over the design of a property in Station Street, Bangalow. But the result, which was shown to local residents yesterday, didn't meet with overwhelming approval.
Dr Richard Gates, Evans Head.The general manager of Richmond Valley Council’s statements about the Iron Gates matter raise some interesting questions. For example, is Richmond Valley Council that ‘other player about to come into the market’ to develop the Iron Gates, and how does the General Manager know about a potential ‘other player’?
Richmond Valley Council GM John Walker believes the redevelopment of the abandoned Iron Gates subdivision could be the way forward for Evans Head, even though a court halted the project almost 15 years ago.
The pressure is on planning minister, Pru Goward, and minister for the environment, Rob Stokes, to defer West Byron rezoning after a motion by NSW Greens MLC Jan Barham.
The Byron Residents Group has commended mayor Simon Richardson for bringing on an urgency motion at today’s council meeting urging the state government to knock back the controversial proposed development at West Byron.
How does a community provide a cohesive narrative, helping us to understand our unique opportunities and challenges? This is the question posed by The Mullumbimby Big Picture Show – a half-day forum that aims to create a unified community voice.
The merger of the NSW departments of environment and planning presents an opportunity to put the environment and local communities at the heart of state’s planning system, according to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council must meet their obligations to prepare a Local Growth Management Strategy for the whole of the shire to give residents their say in a planned approach, rather than continuing to let developers and the state impose their ad-hoc grandiose schemes upon us.
Changes to Lismore’s development contributions policy proposed at Tuesday’s council meeting will make it more attractive to open new businesses in the Lismore CBD and to build second dwellings or granny flats on existing blocks.
Developer Steve Agnew has won a ten-year battle with Byron Shire Council to build a 316-bed hostel on the old council chambers site in Byron Bay.
The former owner of the North Byron Beach resort site – famous for Byron’s battle against Club Med – is being sued by Belongil identity John Vaughan.
A dispute over ‘alarmingly incorrect information’ in an online petition over the West Byron development has erupted following the first meeting of the newly formed Byron Residents’ Group last Thursday.
Have you wondered why cars have the best view of the beach in the Byron CBD? Or whether misguided development incentives inadvertently force out small business?
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. Rather than the West Byron suburb being for the claimed 850 dwellings, housing 1,000 people, the Department of Planning and Infrastructure now admits it is for up to 1,100 houses.
Will Byron Bay’s traffic gridlock be addressed before the first sod is turned on the yet-to-be-determined West Byron Project? Yes, according to NSW minister for the north coast and Byron resident Don Page.