Draft West Byron plan on public exhibition

THE draft West Byron Development Control Plan is on public exhibition for community feedback until December 4.

Byron Shire Council's director of sustainable environment and economy, Shannon Burt, said the draft DCP provides development guidance for the West Byron site.

"We're keen to hear from the community and have allowed additional time feedback," Ms Burt said.

"The draft DCP has been developed over the past eight months and has included input from workshops with Councillors, community representatives, the developers and local consultants.

"The state government has zoned this land area to allow residential dwellings, passive recreational areas and supportive neighbourhood shops.

"We are now at the stage in working out how it would look and feel and ensure we get the best outcome."

Information on the draft development control plan can be found at http://yoursaybyronshire.com.au/West-Byron-DCP.

You can also ask staff a question online.

The draft DCP includes a staging plan for land release, transport movement, pedestrian walkways, cycleways, landscaping for the protection and enhancement of riparian areas and remnant vegetation, active and passive recreation areas, stormwater, bush fire, flooding, contamination and urban design controls.

Ms Burt said other elements of the plan allowed for rainwater tanks, efficient street lighting and solar power.



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