Bangalow's concerns for the future

CHILDREN in the village of Bangalow sometimes have to wade through knee-deep water to catch their school bus, one of its intersections is strewn with glass from car crashes every week, and it suffers from air pollution, a public meeting heard last night.

The charges came from residents concerned that the heritage township was to undergo development that would spoil it for ever, and are an indication of their depth of feeling.

Many others of the 80 or so people present were keen to learn more about Byron Shire Council’s plans, and its senior planning managers, Ray Darney and Sharyn French, were there to help out.

The main protest centred around the addition of 150 new residential blocks without new infrastructure.

Mr Darney said the council had over $1 million in S94 contributions held over for car parking, bikeways and roadwork’s, and that as much as $3 million could be raised by the planned developments.



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