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Bangalow food precinct DA on exhibition again

The development application for the Bangalow food precinct is being re-exhibited.

The applicant, Chase Lismore Road Pty Ltd, is proposing a rural industry Food Precinct for the processing and preparation of food on a 26-hectare property on Lismore Road at Bangalow.

The original development application was placed on exhibition in May last year.

A range of issues were raised in the submissions including flooding, traffic and access to the site from Lismore Road.

20 July 2017
Got any ideas on how to improve walking, cycling and traffic movement in the Byron CBD?

Byron Shire Council staff will be in Byron Bay’s main street this week to talk to people about their ideas for improving walking, cycling and traffic in the Byron Bay town centre.

The feedback from the community and businesses will be used to inform an Access and Movement Study and Strategy that was identified as a priority in the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan.

19 July 2017
Exhibition of Draft Rural Land Use Strategy extended – we want to hear from you

Byron Shire Council has extended the exhibition period for the revised draft Byron Shire Rural Land Use Strategy.  The closing date for submissions is now 24 July 2017.

The revised draft Strategy provides a strategic framework to guide future land zoning, protection and development of rural lands over the next 20 years.

12 July 2017
Mullumbimby pool on track to open on 1 September

Mullumbimby residents should see the water in the Petria Thomas pool starting to clear with work underway to ensure the gates open for the start of the swimming season on 1 September 2017.

The pool complex was inundated with flood water during Ex-Cyclone Debbie and Byron Shire Council has received approval from its insurers to undertake repairs.

It’s estimated the cost of damage caused by the flood was $66,000.

12 July 2017
Report your information to Council in less than 90 seconds with new ‘Report it’ function

Byron Shire Council has unveiled a new service to make it easier and faster for people to get in touch with us about a wide range of issues and topics.

Report it is a new online service where people can easily report a problem, make a request or seek information.

Testing has so far revealed it takes an average of less than 90 seconds for users to generate reports and requests to Council using the new tool.

7 July 2017
Northern Shire people needed for community guidance group

Live in the north of Byron Shire and have an interest in urban planning?  Then why not put your hand up and be part of a community guidance group for the Byron Shire Residential Strategy.

4 July 2017
Byron Shire 2017- 18 budget

What’s in the $115 million Byron Shire Council for 2017-18?

The upcoming operational and capital works budget remains firmly focused on fixing roads and infrastructure.  Out of the total budget, $54 million will be spent on capital works and roads programs; this includes the Byron Bay town centre bypass at an estimated cost of $20 million.

30 June 2017
Planned burn to help restore the Byron Bay Dwarf Graminoid Clay Heath

Subject to suitable weather conditions, the Fire and Rescue NSW will undertake a prescribed burn on behalf of Byron Shire Council at Paterson Hill located 1.5 km of south east of Byron Bay between July-August 2017. 

The 0.4 hectare burn will take place at about 10am and will conclude at about 5pm.

30 June 2017
Dunes at Clarkes Beach at risk of collapsing - please stay clear

Byron Shire residents and visitors are being asked to stay away from the dunes at Clarkes Beach.

Director of infrastructure services, Phil Holloway, said the area has seen significant coastal erosion in the past week and could potentially collapse.

27 June 2017
Airspace Policy still up in the air

Changes to Byron Shire Council’s Airspace Policy have been deferred until additional consultation has been undertaken with businesses to ensure that it is appropriately targeted and affordable. 

27 June 2017