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Stories about "overdevelopment":
Outrageous overdevelopment or swimming pool in a teacup? That was the question facing Byron Council last week, when an application to build a rooftop pool came before its monthly planning meeting.
A proposal to build a mixed use commercial building, including a 48 self-contained room boarding house in the heart of Bayside in Brunswick Heads is heading to the Land and Environment court over a ‘deemed refusal’, after developer Kollective claimed the development application (DA) took too long to process.
As developers eagerly continue to monetise Byron Shire’s property market, the flip side of course is the cost to the community and the region's unique biodiversity.
Council’s willingness to defend residents’ amenity and properties has been raised by concerned locals and residents following the outcome of the land and environment court case in Bian Court, Ocean Shores.
The owner of 16 Short Street, a Melbourne-based property developer, was seeking permission to demolish the existing single-storey cottage on the site and replace it with two large, double storey town houses, each with five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
A controversial dual occupancy development proposed for Brunswick Heads looks set to be rejected by Byron Council, after council staff changed their advice, and recommended refusal.
Residents in Browning Street and Ruskin Lane Byron Bay say the development proposed for the three house sites on Jonson Street fails to meet Council's planning regulations.
The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.
Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.