Weddings, events and function centres in Byron Shire’s rural areas could be soon regulated after councillors voted last Thursday to send their planning proposal to the state government for Gateway determination.
Rhonda Ansiewicz. Federal. The recent community consultations with regard to proposed LEP amendments to legalise weddings and other commercial events in the Byron hinterland were a farce. There are nine zones in Byron shire where commercial events are permissible. There are... Read More →
From the right to a peaceful lifestyle to the demands of commercial interests – Byron Hinterland is under pressure to develop as the dollar value of the area sky rockets.
For the hundreds of locals making a living from Byron’s wedding industry, the big ‘Yes’ result in the same-sex marriage survey wasn’t just about rights and recognition.
Madeleine Green, Myocum There are creative ways to make a dollar in Byron. Turn your place into a holiday destination. Turn your place into a drug rehab centre. Turn your place into a transport terminal. And now, the latest growth... Read More →
A Supreme Court ruling that banned a wedding function centre from the Byron hinterland ridgeline last month said councillors who approved the venue were acting outside the terms of their own LEP.