Residents urged to have a say on climate change

Residents are being urged to comment on Byron Council's draft Climate Change Strategic Planning Policy which is on public exhibition until August 10.

The draft policy provides climate change planning scenarios for planning horizons to the years 2050 and 2100.

Mayor Cr Jan Barham said the policy identified the parameters that would be used in strategic, infrastructure and operational planning and considered future biodiversity management and social, economic and emergency planning.

Cr Barham said with the increasing awareness of climate change it was essential that the council clarified the parameters it would use when considering future strategic land use policies and the impacts of climate change on the community.

A copy of the policy is available for viewing at, administration centre in Mullumbimby and community access points.

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