Locals gathered above the Tallowood development last Saturday morning – “All we ask is that the developers respect current residents’ amenity and protect the many significant ecological attributes of the area,” said concerned resident Dave Rawlins. Photo by Dave Rawlins.
Locals gathered above the Tallowood development last Saturday morning – “All we ask is that the developers respect current residents’ amenity and protect the many significant ecological attributes of the area,” said concerned resident Dave Rawlins. Photo by Dave Rawlins.

Tallowood fight still on

They accept that the development – the largest single residential development ever in Mullumbimby – will go ahead, but they would like a green buffer zone to protect their privacy, and a bit more information on just what the developer has in mind.


Concerned locals gathered up on the ridge above the Tallowood development last Saturday morning.


They did this to bring the development back to the attention of the community in the days leading up to the resumption of hearings by the Land and Environment Court in Byron Bay.


The development application (DA) had been refused by council for 15 major reasons, including flooding and environmental impacts, and its offer to work with the developers to find an outcome that would satisfy reasonable council and community concerns was refused by the developer, and it was then that the DA went to the Land and Environment Court.


Further court hearing days are planned at Byron Court House on April 28, and concerned residents are being urged to gather outside the court to remind the court of their concerns.


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