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Byron Shire Council has confirmed it will now refer itself to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) over the presence of the critically endangered Mitchell’s rainforest snail and the potential destruction of its primary habitat to build the Byron bypass.
A large mixed commercial/residential estate in Byron's Arts and Industry Estate sailed through its approval process last week with the JRPP chair saying he was was ‘comfortable’ with a height variation request as it was ‘minor.’
Developers behind the third stage of Habitat, located on Bayshore Drive near Elements of Byron in the Arts and Industry Estate, have justified their request to push the height variation owing to its being unlikely to affect neighbouring properties.
Aquatic habitat in Doon Doon Creek and the Tweed River will be mapped over the next year by scientists from EcoLogical who are looking at how the raising of Clarrie Hall Dam may impact on fish and other aquatic species.