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Destructive West Byron development refuses to die

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.

Rally planned against West Byron development

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.

Former mayor urges action over ‘insulting’ West Byron DA

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.   

The destruction of natural Byron Bay continues apace

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 rally to ‘Protect Byron’

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

Planning minister is responsible for overdevelopment

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.

Approval of West Byron development in sensitive wetland is dubious

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?

Give planning power back to councils

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 ‘under siege from developers’: meeting called

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.

Byron rezoning plans under renewed fire

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.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.