Byron Shire Council Public Hearing
Emma Broomfield, our Director – Governance and Mediation, was appointed as an independent chair for a public hearing in respect to the proposed reclassification of community land in the Byron Shire. The proposal to rezone and reclassify the majority of the site for future affordable housing required a public hearing under section 29 of the Local Government Act 1993.
The hearing was well attended given the controversial nature of the proposal, with a full house of passionate community members and 19 speakers on the night.
After the hearing, we provided a summary and analysis of submissions made at the public hearing prepared independently, the report included an outline of the process and proposal, summary of all speakers and submissions to the hearing as well as commentary on outcomes based on analysis of the presentations to inform Council’s next stage in the project.
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