Originally published 07Jul2009
Newsletter no 52: 7 July 09
BYRON SHIRE COUNCILLORS last week rejected the Woolworths s68 sewage application on the grounds that it was inadequate. Ray Darney, Director of Planning, Development and Environment Services for Byron Shire Council said on the newsclip below about the Woolworths development: "For the size of the building they have, they need a larger area of land so they probably do need to acquire some additional land in order to make a system work there effectively."
If you have any comments about Ray Darney"s advice to Woolworths (see 2 newsclips below), please contact Deborah(at)mullumaction.org (change the at" for the symbol). We are curious to know the community"s response to this.
NBN NEWS item re: rejection of Woolworths onsite sewage application (viewable online for a couple of weeks). http://www.nbntv.com.au/index.php/2009/07/03/council-blocks-woolies-sewage-plans/
PRIME NEWS http://lismore.iprime.com.au/index.php/news/prime-news/video
WOOLWORTHS REJECTED! Northern Star article about Byron Shire Councillors rejecting Woolworths s68 application in Mullumimby: http://www.finda.com.au/story/2009/07/03/byron-council-blocks-mullumbimby-woolworths/
PLANNING WATCH BLOG: NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) has started a blog to monitor the effects of the so-called Planning Reforms; starting with Part 3A of the EPA Act in 2005 and continuing with the Standard LEP and Joint Regional Planning Panels. In particular they want to know how the reforms have affected the environment in your area. http://nccnsw.org.au/planningwatch/
THE NOT SO SUPER MARKETS: from "The Australian" http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0
,25197,25724260-7583,00.html re: the demise of Choice Grocery website/planning laws/retail competition.
MULLUM COMMUNITY GARDENS: Plots will soon become available: drop in and see Jeanette on a Wed or Sat from 12 noon, or go to General Meeting on Mullum Market Day at 2 pm. The gardens are behind Mullum market. Call Jeanette on 6684 4876 or 0412 322255, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NAIDOC WEEK: Indigenous flag will be raised tomorrow at 10.30 am at Byron Shire Council to celebrate, as Mayor Jan says, "
3;the distinct cultural history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people". The theme this year is "Honoouring our Elders, Nurturing our Youth" More info about events this week on http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/media-release/1597
QUOTE: "They gave me star treatment because I was making a lot of money. But I was just as good when I was poor". Bob Marley (1945-81). Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician