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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.
Anthony Albanese went to the last election promising to end live sheep exports from Australia. This rubbery promise has since been rolled back to his government's second term (assuming they get one). The independent panel's long-awaited report to the federal government on the issue has now also been delayed, from this week to late October.