If you have never been affected by an inappropriate development, there’s not much chance you would have interest in what others in the Shire have gone through.
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.
Two large DAs near the Byron Butler Street bypass project have ruffled the feathers of locals wanting to maintain their street heritage.
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.
Byron Council says it has insufficient evidence to undertake enforcement action over an alleged tree poisoning on the site of a proposed development in Brunswick Heads.
Plans for the next stage of development at Mullumbimby’s Tallowood Ridge Estate would lead to the further degradation of remnant bushland and must not be passed by Byron Council without amendment, residents say.
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.
By the beginning of 1993 The Echo had outgrown its A4 page size, and our first large-format edition appeared in March that year. The increased work combined with the ritual of putting the paper to bed on Monday nights became quite stressful.
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.
Gary Opit, Yelgun. Gold Coast relatives invited us to view the new renovations at Pacific Fair shopping centre and we obliged, hoping to get an impression of the future of Byron Bay. Decades ago on rare occasions we had visited... Read More →
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.