One of the developers behind the contentious and large-scale West Byron urban/commercial development on Ewingsdale Road is taking Byron Shire Council to court over a deemed refusal, despite it being yet to be determined by the JRPP.
Ian Cohen, Broken Head I note with ‘grave’ enthusiasm the full-page advert in last week’s Echo stating that Labor stands with our community on West Byron, backed by the earth-toned socialist (very warming) red of the once-great reformist party of our... Read More →
Put on your sequins – the Cabaret for West Byron is a fundraiser for Byron Residents Group and will celebrate the Shire’s unique diversity on Saturday June 30.
A local environmental activist claims the state government has treated the West Byron development proposals with a ‘lack of professionalism’, adding agencies 'inexplicably dropped recommendations' and that 'no independent reports were requested'.
The panel tasked with making a determination over the two planned West Byron developments will have no doubt how the community feels about it, after 30 speakers stood to oppose it and not one spoke to support it at Tuesday's hearing.
With the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) holding a public meeting over West Byron on Tuesday, June 18, an estimated of 800 to 1,000 locals rallied at Main Beach on Sunday before taking to the streets of the town to protest against the mega suburb proposal.
Maxime Deffet, Sunrise. Following the West Byron community meeting held on main beach this Sunday I would like to remind all the members of the state government that have been approving this development that the Byron community will not let... Read More →
The West Byron protest rally that is being held from 10am, today, Sunday June 17 at Byron’s Apex Park on Main Beach.
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.
Put this in your diary: public submissions for the two contentious and large West Byron developments will be held before the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel at the Mullumbimby Council chambers on June 19.
With public submissions closing tomorrow (March 29) for a massive new suburb in Byron Bay, local state Greens MP Tamara Smith delivered 76 West Byron public submissions to Byron Shire Council on Friday.
If the West Byron development goes ahead the Byron that you know, the Byron that we love, is dead. Murder. In plain daylight. Except this murder has been calculated, financed and sanctioned by the state. Allowing development at West Byron... Read More →
A new music video released on YouTube is highlighting the imminent fate of West Byron wetlands, which are set to become a new suburb after the state government took over planning control of the area.
Jan Barnham, Byron shire. If you love Byron Shire and call it home, make a submission opposing the West Byron mega developments.
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I am disgusted by the buck-passing of the Liberal Planning Minister and local National Party member over their government’s decision to impose 1,000 houses in a Western Sydney style development on western Byron Bay, and their pretence... Read More →
The NSW planning minister who allowed his department to intervene to accommodate the wishes of West Byron developers has told parliament he has no role in determining the development.
Questions remain unanswered by the office of NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts MP regarding the contentious West Byron development proposed for Ewingsdale Road, opposite the Arts and Industry Estate.
It’s not a done deal. The swamplands that define Byron Bay are crippled but still alive. The NSW Joint Regional Planning Panel is still debating how mega-development of West Byron might harm the Cumbebin Nature Reserve and the Belongil waterway.
Andrew Winton-Brown, Possum Creek. The two proposals intend to fill most of the site above the assessed flood level by 0.5m and estimates vary that that will require between 300,000 and 500,000 cubic metres of fill. While both DA’s make... Read More →
Dr Antoinette Ensbey, Bangalow. The development of West Byron is the next drop of poison on a fragile coastal environment. The neighbouring coastal wetlands are indispensable for the life cycle of land- and ocean-dwelling species. This big-scale urbanisation can only... Read More →
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 387-lot West Byron proposal, situated on Ewingsdale Road near Byron Bay, has seen longtime opposition by residents, and the latest attempt to get approval comes without clear traffic management or environmental safeguards, or a clear path to completion.
Andrew Crockett, Mullumbimby. The developer has told you what the West Byron development will look like – now is the time Byron Shire locals can have their ‘say’ on the proposed look and feel of the development. The land was rezoned... Read More →
Byron Council has given you the Christmas holidays to comment on the developer’s grandiose proposals for more than 1,000 houses and a shopping centre at West Byron, and another 16,000 cars a day choking Ewingsdale Road.
A 387-lot proposal for West Byron, to be developed in stages, is now on public exhibition via Byron Shire Council’s website from December 14 until February 7, 2018.