1.3 KMS OF CONCRETE WALL?
The mega development proposes to use public road reserve to build an acoustic wall, an eyesore for visitors and locals alike. The wall made of concrete from 4-6 metres high, 1.3 kilometres in length, along Ewingsdale Road will detract from the important visual appeal of the town’s entrance from the north.
- The two DAs want the walls to be on public road reserve, not their own property. The Villa World want the wall to be 6 metres (4 metre concrete on a 2 metre high mound) and R&D PTY LTD wants a wall 4 metres (2 metre concrete on a 2 metre high mound). Both want 6 metres of Byron’s Shire Council’s road reserve, rather than use their own land.
- Both DAs want to build an acoustic wall over 6 m in height on public property, on the road reserve owned by council. They want their private works to extend 6 m or more onto the road reserve. This wall and vegetation buffer should be completely on their own properties. The road reserve is for Byron Bay’s own future needs as a town. This should not be decided by private developers.