Community and councillors are outraged by the late submission of significant documentation by West Byron developers that has left inadequate time for Byron Council assess the material prior to a decision on the DA scheduled for Monday.
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.
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.
Jan Barnham, Byron shire. If you love Byron Shire and call it home, make a submission opposing the West Byron mega developments.
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.
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 →
Byron Shire councillors have voted unanimously to reject a massive housing/industrial proposal on Ewingsdale Road. Every councillor spoke against the West Byron application by Queensland company Villa World and Sydney-based developer Terry Agnew.
Jo Faith, Newtown. Addressing proposed development at West Byron, it is noted that the DCP peer review has come back and has been reported on by Byron Shire Council staff. An assertion exists that there is no core koala habitat on the site.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow.
I consider that the planning process for West Byron has been totally bastardised. It is a war of attrition eroding the site's values at each step.
Byron locals are being urged to attend a public meeting tonight to have a say on the shape of the controversial ‘unwanted mega suburb’ of West Byron.
Former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham has described as 'absolutely galling' an application by the developers of West Byron to locate critical infrastructure in the development's fragile environmental zones.
West Byron developer Terry Agnew has confirmed with The Echo his intentions to aim much of his development at the wealthy.
A boast to national media by the Sydney property multi-millionaire behind the controversial West Byron housing project that he plans to build 500 homes there for prices starting from $850,000 makes a mockery of the state government’s claim it would enable more affordable housing.
The millionaire Sydney developer behind the controversial West Byron subdivision is believed to have bought the disused former Inghams chicken factory site further along Ewingsdale Road.
Three types of surface waters flow in Byron Bay. The first is rainwater. The second is the sea. The third is the water flow that we rely on now that we have given up on using natural springs and wells: our tap water and sewerage system.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow A very good move by MLC and former Mayor, Jan Barham, to have ICAC investigate the referral of a decision on West Byron to State Govt; let’s hope they find fault with the process.
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.
Gavin Greenoak, Byron Bay. It is good to be clear that with regard to the West Byron development a majority of our elected council, paid for by its residents, support the exploitation of the community by a few individuals for their own private gain.
Jo Faith, Newtown.It could be argued that a real tension exists between the manner in which populations value total protection of the biosphere and the manner in which populations also value notions of sustainability and sustainable development. There exist certain contradictions which are deserving of further deep ongoing debate.
Yvette Steinhauer, Byron Bay. Cr Alan Hunter told the Byron Residents’ Group that the West Byron development is not the ‘relevant’ issue to the survival of koalas in our region. Instead he put forward a motion to investigate establishing a koala/wildlife sanctuary.
Last year, Echonetdaily’s Sharon Shostak made this powerful video with independent journalist Ray Moynihan and local ecologist Dailan Pugh highlighting the environmental dangers of the proposed West Byron development on the Belongil estuary. The state government has since approved the... Read More →