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Stories about "planned retreat":
A Byron Shire Council staff presentation to last year’s NSW coastal conference has put forward a supporting argument for planned retreat at Belongil, claiming that it is a legitimate position that the council can defended in court.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. In its 1988 LEP, Byron Shire Council adopted a policy of 'planned retreat' for development along the coastline, Belongil being seen as particularly vulnerable.
Sol Ibrahim, Byron Shire Councillor. To say that there has been no public consultation on the matter of rock walls at Belongil ignores the fact that this issue has been a matter of great public interest and debate for more than 12 years.
Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.