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Draft Short Term Holiday Accommodation Strategy - Extended to 22 December

The draft Short Term Holiday Accommodation Strategy is available for viewing at Council’s Administration Office, community access points around the Shire and on Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/new-forward-planning.

The exhibition period has been extended a further 14 days and submissions now close on 22 December 2014.

Enquiries: Chris Larkin 02 6626 7036 or Sharyn French 02 6626 7033

Submissions close: 
Monday 22 December 2014 4.00pm

Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or sent by email to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au. Emailed submissions to this address only will be acknowledged.

Submissions will be made public in accordance with Schedule 1 Part 3 Clause 1(a)(vi) within Schedule 5 Part 2 of the GIPA 2009 Regulations as applicable including both the substance of the submission and the identity of the author. For assistance with this please call Council’s Records Coordinator on 02 6626 7113.

Planning Proposal to permit Detached Dual Occupancies and Secondary Dwellings in RU1 and RU2 Zones

The Planning Proposal to amend the Byron Shire Local Environmental Plan 2014 to permit detached dual occupancies and secondary dwellings in RU1 and RU2 Zones is on exhibition for a period of 53 days and can also be viewed at Council's administration offices in Mullumbimby and community access points around the Shire.

The intent of this Planning Proposal is to amend LEP 2014 so that development of detached dual occupancies and secondary dwellings can occur with Council consent in the RU1 Primary Production and RU2 Rural Landscape Zones. The Planning Proposal also sets out consent considerations for both types of development and establishes a minimum lot size for detached dual occupancies in the RU1 and RU2 zones.

The Minister for Planning and Environment has issued an authorisation for Council to exercise delegation to make this LEP amendment. 

Submissions Close:  Friday 16 January 2015 at 4pm 

Enquiries:  Julie Francombe 02 6626 7118 or 02 6626 7126

Submissions close: 
Friday 16 January 2015 4.00pm

Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or sent by email to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au. Emailed submissions to this address only will be acknowledged.

Submissions will be made public in accordance with Schedule 1 Part 3 Clause 1(a)(vi) within Schedule 5 Part 2 of the GIPA 2009 Regulations as applicable including both the substance of the submission and the identity of the author. For assistance with this please call Council’s Records Coordinator on 02 6626 7113.

Draft Byron Shire Low Carbon Strategy

The Draft Byron Shire Low Carbon Strategy is on exhibition from 9 December 2014 to 23 January 2015 for a period of 46 days, and is available for viewing at Council's administration centre, community access points around the Shire or on Council’s website. 

The Draft Byron Shire Low Carbon Strategy updates and builds on the Byron Shire Greenhouse Action Strategy to showcase actions completed and incorporate peak oil preparedness to Council’s Climate Change mitigation efforts. Actions outlined in the strategy are for Byron Shire Council to deliver over the next three years in collaboration with the community.

Enquiries:  Kim Mallee on 02 6626 7305

Submissions close: 
Friday 23 January 2015 4.00pm
Attachments: 

Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or sent by email to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au. Emailed submissions to this address only will be acknowledged.

Submissions will be made public in accordance with Schedule 1 Part 3 Clause 1(a)(vi) within Schedule 5 Part 2 of the GIPA 2009 Regulations as applicable including both the substance of the submission and the identity of the author. For assistance with this please call Council’s Records Coordinator on 02 6626 7113.

Byron Bay Christmas / New Year Road Closure and Special Event Parking Area

New Year’s Eve (NYE) road closure

Jonson Street, Byron Bay between Lawson Street through to the car park entry at Railway Park (north of Marvell Street) will be closed from 1pm on 31 December 2014 and reopen by 7am 1 January 2015. Detours will be in place and delays can be expected. The closure is provided for the ‘Soul Street’ event. See Council’s website for more details.

Special Event Parking Area (SEPA)

Unless signed otherwise (e.g. 1P, 4P), a 2-hour (2P) time limit will apply within the Special Event Parking Area (SEPA) for the 7 days inclusive of 29 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. The 2P SEPA limit will apply to on-street parking in Byron Bay that is between and:

  • east of the Belongil Creek Bridge on Ewingsdale Road;
  • north of Seaview Street, Byron Bay; and
  • north of Paterson Street and Browning Street intersection.

This area covers Belongil and Wategoes and the streets west, east and within the town centre and south to and including Browning Street For a list of the streets and map see Council’s website. Most streets in the SEPA are residential where no time limit is signed, however during SEPA a 2P time limit will apply for each 24-hour period.

Permit Holders - eligibility and collection

Those who reside or work within the SEPA are eligible for a SEPA Permit. The permit will be available for collection weekdays from Council’s Mullumbimby office 1-24 December and BRSSC 15-23 December. When correctly displayed, the SEPA permit provides an exemption from the 2P SEPA time limit only, noting that other parking laws and signs still apply and must be obeyed.

Obey all signs

For example if you park where 1P or 4P is signed, which is typical in the town centre, then that time limit applies as per the signage. Similarly No Parking, No Stopping and other such parking laws remain in place.

Penalties apply

Not obeying parking signage or laws where they apply will result in an offence being committed and penalty issued. Where and when SEPA applies, vehicles staying beyond the 2P limit will need to leave the SEPA in order to avoid committing an offence. Moving the vehicle from one location to another location within the SEPA will not avoid the commission of an offence. The maximum penalty for the offence is 20 penalty units ($2,200). The on the spot fine is $236. 

For more details on SEPA and New Year’s Eve and other Council initiatives including Park and Ride visit: http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/new-years-eve 

Submissions on any of the aboveshould be in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or sent by email to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au.  Emailed submissions to this address only will be acknowledged.

Submissions close: 
Friday 18 December 2015 4.00pm

Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or sent by email to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au. Emailed submissions to this address only will be acknowledged.

Submissions will be made public in accordance with Schedule 1 Part 3 Clause 1(a)(vi) within Schedule 5 Part 2 of the GIPA 2009 Regulations as applicable including both the substance of the submission and the identity of the author. For assistance with this please call Council’s Records Coordinator on 02 6626 7113.

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