Nov 162012

OSCA LEP information night on:
7PM, Monday 19th November, 2012
Ocean Shores Gallery, Next to Target,
Rajah Road Ocean Shores

The Local Environment Plan is the document on which all land and property use is based.  Byron Council’s first LEP was written in 1988 and is still the planning document for the shire.  There have been over a hundred amendments to the plan, including the zoning of the Roundhouse site which in 1988 was zoned for community use.  It is now zoned residential and is still approved for an 11 lot subdivision.

There is a new LEP now in the pipeline, the Draft LEP has gone on public exhibition for community comment and submissions.  Submissions have to be at Council by 24th December 2012.  A copy of the new draft LEP is at the Ocean Shores Gallery.

Whether you live in a town or rural area, the LEP will change the way the shire operates.  It is important to know what it is about.

OSCA has invited Rex Harris of the Byron Rural Action Group to meet with us on Monday night 19th November at 7pm.  Rex will show us a power point presentation about the new LEP, especially with a rural perspective but also to inform us of our community open spaces and parks, our waterways.  If you live near a drain/watercourse/creek there may be restrictions on what you can plant or build if it is 40m from it.  If you have a home based business, what are your rights under the new LEP?

Important to be aware of the new proposals.

Come along on Monday night at 7pm to hear.
Ocean Shores Gallery, next to Target.

Jan Mangleson
OSCA President

To learn more, go to:, or come to the Ocean Shores Gallery to view the documents.

Review the Draft Byron LEP 2012 and have your say at

Submissions deadline is December 24th.

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