Roundhouse story – OSCA going to court

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Oct 122015

Dear OSCA and Roundhouse for Community supporters

OSCA has gone to the Land and Environment Court to begin the process to stop the sales and to stop LEP Amendment No. 2 Roundhouse reclassification from finalising.

We ask for ten minutes of your time to support us in our campaign to restore the Roundhouse land to the community.  7 minutes film plus 3 minutes to telephone or email  Minister Rob Stokes to ask for the Roundhouse land to be returned to the community. 

Phone  (02) 857 46707 or .

And if you still have time after that, please circulate this message.

Thank you.

Ocean Shores Community Association Inc.

Trains & Transport Forum

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Sep 232015

Ocean Shores Community Association (OSCA) is holding a Trains and Transport Forum on the subject of Public Transport in North Byron Shire as part of our consultation with the local community for the Ocean Shores Neighbourhood Plan.

September 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ocean Shores Community Centre, Rajah Rd

Start 11am

Byron Bay Rail Company Geoff Clark
Public Transport Margaret Kelly
Northern Rivers Railway Action Group Beth Shelley
Former Railway Engineer Neale Battersby
Trains On Our Tracks (Toot)
Rail Trail Geoff Meers
Report From Byron Bay Visitors Centre Transport Survey

Forum And Discussion

This forum is held 160 years, to the day, since the railways began in NSW in 1855 as the
New South Wales Government Railways. Billinudgel Station was Opened in 1895.

We are inviting all organisations who have a role or who are aspiring to provide public transport in our Ocean Shores/Billinudgel/Wooyung/Yelgun//Brunswick Heads/Mullumbimby areas. This forms a population cohort of more than half the Byron Shire. The lack of public transport in this area is appalling.

The venue is the Ocean Shores Community Centre Rajah Road, on Saturday 26th September from 11am to 1pm. We envisage a program with a 15 minute talk by each presenter plus a half hour film on the history of rail in the Northern Rivers. At the end of the presentations there will be a forum of the speakers with a Q&A format. We will have lunch available.

They will be very welcome to have a table with printed material, giving an opportunity to speak with the public.

We recognise public transport is an issue for the whole of the Northern Rivers and are hopeful that any solutions to our local problems can be applied elsewhere.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely

Jillian Spring

Chair OSCA Public Transport Sub Committee


Train & Transport Forum 26th Sept POSTER

Forum Program

Ocean Shores Country Club installs solar panels

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Mar 252014
SAE Group electrical engineer Chris Taeni, solar installer Corey Hemming and Country Club manager Andrew Spice took a bird's eye view of the project. Photo Eve Jeffery

SAE Group electrical engineer Chris Taeni, solar installer Corey Hemming and Country Club manager Andrew Spice. Photo Eve Jeffery

The Ocean Shores Country Club has installed 300 250W solar panels; the system is expected to produce 115,000kWh annually which amounts to savings of around $28,500. As well as enjoying the federal government rebates of more than $58,000, the club is making a strong effort to reduce its overall environmental impact. Source:


2483 Byron Shire  PV installations

Solar Panel Map for Byron Shire postcode 2483:
Billinudgel, Brunswick Heads, Burringbar, Crabbes Creek, Middle Pocket, Mooball, New Brighton, Ocean Shores, Sleepy Hollow, South Golden Beach, The Pocket, Upper Burringbar, Wooyung, Yelgun.

Estimate number of dwellings: 4,496
PV Installations: 955 (approx. 21.2% of dwellings)
Total installed capacity: 2,145kW

Source: Mapping Australian Photovoltaic installations

Roundhouse Place – Encroachment on Orana Rd

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Mar 132014

Has the Byron Shire Council complied with the Building Code of Australia in its Roundhouse subdivision? As everyone else has to do?

Is Roundhouse Place compliant, or the access driveway to Lot 11?

Here are the gradient requirements under BCA.
Note the gradients and the area to be kept clear of obstructions to visibility.

Jan Mangleson

vehicular circulation and parking

vehicular circulation and parking

Parking problems New Brighton Beach

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Mar 112014

Robyn Bolden & Brian Perry report on the parking situation around streets near New Brighton Beach.

Parking has a negative impact on road safety to pedestrians walking along River street and / or the Esplanade and blocks view of road for vehicles coming out of Pacific Street, especially when turning right.

Corners of Esplanade, River street and Pacific street March 2014.
Corner Riversea Lane & Dolphin Lane, photo taken 18th February 2014

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