PAC meeting – Proposed site for festivals such as Splendour in the Grass

February 1, 2012 – February 2, 2012 all-day
Ocean Shores Public School
166 Shara Boulevard
Ocean Shores NSW 2483

Planning Assessment Commission meeting

To discuss Ocean Shores / Wooyung festivals site – North Byron Parklands Proposed site for festivals such as Splendour in the Grass.

map of north byron parklands proposal

1 Feb (Wed), 9AM Byron Bay Community Centre (69 Jonson Street) 2 Feb (Thu), 9AM – 5.30PM, Ocean Shores Public School (166 Shara Blvd)

Opponents say the site, surrounded on three sides by nature reserve and bushland, is a potential death trap of fire or flash flooding and the development would be a social and environmental disaster, while supporters say it would create jobs, boost tourism and strengthen the area as a vegetated wildlife corridor. The PAC panel hearing the case comprises Emeritus Professor Kevin Sproats as chair and Ms Gabrielle Kibble, both urban planning experts who hold, or have held, various positions with government departments and agencies. The concept plan and first two stages of the development, including the planning department’s assessment report and recommendation, are available at website

Luis Feliu – Byron Shire Echo, MONDAY, 30 JANUARY 2012