Residents at a rally against the West Byron development held in 2014.
Residents at a rally against the West Byron development held in 2014. Nolan Verheij-Full

Residents urged to have their say on ‘unwanted’ West Byron

Byron Residents' Group is hosting a community information event about the Development Control Plan for West Byron tomorrow night.

The Development Control Plan (DCP) is currently on public exhibition and public submissions close on December 4.

Mayor Simon Richardson and Councillor Paul Spooner have been invited to the event, to be on hand to help the community with their queries.

The Draft DCP is on the Byron Shire Council's website and it is recommend people look at it before the meeting so that their questions can be answered, Cate Coorey from Byron Residents' Group said.

"The Development Control Plan is a large and dense document which for many people could seem daunting. We aim to walk people through it and help them understand what is in it so they can better participate in the community consultation process," she said.

"If we are to have this unwanted suburb forced upon us then we should take this opportunity to have a say on what it will look like.

"We want the community to be able to understand what the DCP is so they can take part in shaping it.

"This is our town - we have to live with whatever happens on West Byron. I urge everyone who wants to have a say on the shaping of West Byron to come along," she said.

 

What: Community information event about the Development Control Plan for West Byron

Where: Cavanbah Room of the Byron Community Centre.

When: Tuesday, November 17, 6 pm.



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