Cate Coorey, president Byron Residents' Group. It doesn't make sense for Byron Shire Council to be committing $50,000 to doing a traffic study to look at the impact of the so-called Ewingsdale 'seniors' development that has not even been approved yet.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. As countless thousands of dollars worth of studies have shown, the Butler Street bypass is thoroughly ill-advised.
Robbie Winter-Blick, Byron Bay. Along our eastern coastline are vital areas of coastal diversity – amongst them dunes, heath lands, wetlands, and littoral rain forests. These make up diverse interrelated, inter-dependent ecosystems.
Cate Coorey, Byron Residents Group. The Greens' Tamara Smith's win in the seat of Ballina on Saturday is a clear indication of how the people of Byron Bay feel about the Nationals in this town.
An advertisement taken out by Byron Shire real estate agent and [former Greens] councillor Rose Wanchap in The Byron Shire Echo last week riled up readers who contacted the paper criticising its pro-West Byron stance as factually inaccurate and... Read More →
Caitlin Weatherstone, Suffolk Park. I am still waiting to hear these 'clear substantiated facts' promised from Cr Rose Wanchap in last week’s Byron Shire Echo regarding the West Byron development. Instead, Rose refuted the six main claims against the development using mostly her opinion and information that cannot be backed up.
Jan Barham, Broken Head. National Party candidate Kris Beavis continues to refer to the fact that the decision for West Byron was taken away from council because it had ‘failed to act’. The fact is that council had acted, it had refused the rezoning proposal for good reasons.
Robbie Winter-Blick, Byron Bay. After six months of sending submissions, letters and petitions to the Department of Planning and Environment, as well as to the premier who forwarded his submission on to the DoPE, it appears that this department is the dead-letter dropbox of the NSW government.
Maggi Moss Luke, Byron Bay. I would like to appeal to concerned residents of Byron Shire to go to the next council meeting to see exactly how the a pro-development bloc, aided and abetted by Greens turncoat Rose Wanchap, has taken control of council and pushing development at all costs.
Byron Shire Council is to be allowed to determine the size lots and finer detail for the controversial West Byron rezoning for hundreds of new houses, after the state government decided this week to hand some planning power back to the local authority. But the council has just 60 days to complete the process.
The rhetoric has intensified over whether the West Byron mega-housing development, which was recently approved for rezoning by the state government, can be reversed.
The state government's approval of West Byron is a potential disaster for the community of Byron shire, according to MLC and former Byron shire mayor Jan Barham, speaking days before outraged residents rally against mega-development on Sunday.
If elected, NSW Labor will take plans for the West Byron development back to the drawing board, according to its Ballina candidate Paul Spooner.
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has accused state government bodies of potentially overseeing the localised extinction of koalas in two sites on the north coast.
Cate Coorey, Byron Residents' Group. Cr Ibrahim, ad hominem attacks on this forum are not becoming of anyone but as the spokesperson for the Byron Residents’ Group I accept they may be forthcoming.
Byron Residents Group and the Nature Conservation Council have spoken out against what they call state government attempts to 'foist' a development control plan for West Byron on council.
Cate Coorey, Byron Residents' Group. The government effectively cut the community out of the process and ignored all the concerns we raised.
Lois Vickery-Hall, Byron Bay. Terry Agnew is the purchaser of the chicken farm at Byron Bay so he now owns over 60 acres of West Byron. So I guess he has even greater plans for our beautiful town than we were first made aware of.
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has refused to answer questions regarding why the West Byron development was never investigated after MLC Jan Barham referred it to them.
The Belongil Catchment sub-group of Byron Residents’ Group is going on walkabout throughout the catchment to get a picture of the Byron water infrastructure in town and country.
Spearheaded by Parkway Drive drummer Ben Gordon, a group of young Byron Bay residents have banded together to create awareness about the issues posed by controversial developments in the town among their peers.
Damien Antico, Ewingsdale. In the last few months we have discussed many objective and subjective opinions regarding a plethora of subjects: rock walls, koalas, developments – and the list goes on.
The Department of Planning has confirmed that up to 1,100 homes will be built at the controversial West Byron housing development, finally putting to bed claims by the developer that the number was ‘theoretical’.
Opponents of the West Byron housing development, which was approved by the state government on Friday, say there is still time for outgoing Ballina MP Don Page to intervene over critical issues.
Cate Coorey, president Byron Residents’ Group. Byron Residents’ Group is alarmed at the news that the Department of Planning has approved the rezoning of West Byron for a massive suburban development.