It is time to get your boots on, banners out and voices limbered up for a major rally being held on Sunday June 12 to express community outrage at the West Byron development proposal.
The two development applications (DAs) on public exhibition for the West Byron have been extended by Council until March 30. A planned protest last Saturday by the Byron Residents Group against the West Byron proposals was postponed but the group say they are planning another.
David Morris, Byron Bay. I was disturbed to notice several dead banksia trees up here on Cape Byron. They stand stark and brown, shrivelled with the herbicide with which they have apparently been liberally sprayed.
Hundreds of people rallied in Byron Bay yesterday to protest against the proposed over-development of the town sparked by the recent controversial approval of rezoning of West Byron for hundreds of new homes. WATCH VIDEO
Jo Faith, Newtown. When the planning department sent a letter approving the re-zoning of the proposed West Byron development, it was noted that there was no signature by the minister Pru Goward. Indeed, there was no signature.
Timothy Winton-Brown, Brunswick Heads. Can the planning minister please explain with appropriate detail how the development application for what’s commonly known as the West Byron development in the Byron Shire of northern NSW was approved considering that this primarily housing development is in an environmentally sensitive wetland area with reportedly high acid sulfate soils?
Ian Hosken, Main Arm. The rubber stamping for the rezoning of the West Byron development by the state government is the very reason that planning powers should remain in the hands of local government and that amalgamation of shires is a thinly veiled disguise for the removal of planning powers of shires in the name of better services.
Byron residents are being urged to attend an urgent public meeting tomorrow (Thursday) night to resist ‘unchecked’ over-development of the town by controversial plans which would add thousands of houses and vehicles to the town.
Opposition to the two biggest and most controversial rezoning plans facing Byron Bay has been ramped up by both the state opposition and local councillors.
Mary Gardner, Byron Bay. Nature in Byron Bay is about to tip one way or the other. Many long-term structural changes are being pushed all at once: West Byron development, Ewingsdale, Baywood Chase, the Suffolk quarry site.
NSW planning department staff are refusing to be transparent with the community after key information was omitted from a freedom of information request regarding the proposed West Byron Project.
NSW planning minister Pru Goward has stuck by her department's population growth figures used to justify giving the green light to the controversial plan to build 1,000 homes at West Byron.
A delegation of opponents of the controversial proposal to build 1,000 homes at West Byron will highlight residents' concerns directly with planning minister Pru Goward in Sydney today.
Let’s face it, we now live in a pseudo-democratic system where corporations/money rules the roost.
Rubbery population-projection figures have been used to justify controversial developments for West Byron and Ewingsdale in which almost 1,300 new dwellings are being 'foisted on the community on false pretences', it was claimed this week.
John and Leigh Belbeck. Belbeck investments. The past fortnight has been a turning point for the proposed Ewingsdale Seniors Living Plan. The conceptual proposal went on public exhibition and we progressed with a series of community information sessions to enable locals to get to know our broad intention and have an early say.
Peter Caylock, Byron Bay ALP secretary. The Byron Bay branch of the ALP believes that the current proposals for the development of West Byron are inappropriate.
To add insult to injury, Byron Shire Council is now proposing to allow the construction of some 166 houses, a 60-bed aged care facility, a supermarket and speciality shops, and a medical centre on Ewingsdale Road, just up the road from the proposed 1,100 houses, shopping centre and industrial area at West Byron.