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West Byron has raised its ugly head again as a group of local landholders attempt to use the courts to force their excessive and inappropriate over-development of a sensitive site, adjacent to the Belongil Estuary, upon the Byron community, against its will and best interests.
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.
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.
Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.