As a result of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan and extensive community consultation, Council has initiated a review of the planning controls affecting the town centre.
A planning proposal to amend the Byron LEP 2014 and a new DCP chapter applying to the town centre is on public exhibition from 25 September to 15 November 2019.
The changes look at facilitating a town centre that promotes people over cars. The proposed changes include:
- The introduction of a new B3 commercial core zone to differentiate Byron Bay town centre from other centres in the Shire
- Removal of the floor space ratio controls to promote better designed buildings and reduce wasted land
- The inclusion of the area between Lawson St. and Bay Lane in the 11.5m height limit
- Controls for design excellence ensuring new buildings are designed well and incorporate sustainable principles
- Maximum carpark provisions for mixed use developments
- The introduction of a building height allowance map to account for flood levels
- Active street frontages ensuring bottom floor development is inviting to pedestrians and integrates into the streetscape
- Facilitating compatible mixed use development
Submissions close 15 November 2019