Ocean Shores Roundhouse site to be sold off by Council

IT WAS swings and roundabouts yesterday for Byron Shire residents, with the Council disappointing Ocean Shores residents by voting to approve the sale of the Roundhouse site and pleasing Bangalow locals by knocking back, for the time being, a four-storey development in the heart of the town.

Bangalow resident Jenny Coman was one of the organisers of the original community meeting held in the town to discuss concerns over the mixed commercial and residential development proposed for 9 Station St.

"I think the community would accept the development if it was in keeping with the character of Bangalow and the heritage precinct," Ms Coman said.

Meanwhile, members of the Ocean Shores Community Association and the Roundhouse Action Group are bitterly disappointed with Council's decision to proceed with the development of the Roundhouse site and sell off all 11 lots.

"Council gave OSCA and RAG no chance to address any issues raised in the Council report because it was marked confidential and not released to the public," OSCA president Jan Mangleson said.

"It is totally inadequate and reflects again Council failure to understand or support the shire's largest residential community."

Ocean Shores&squot; Roundhouse on opening Day in 1961.
Ocean Shores&squot; Roundhouse on opening Day in 1961. Contributed


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