Byron Bay town centre planning controls

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In order to deliver the vision of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan, changes to our planning controls are required.

We have held workshops with the community around these planning controls for some years, and this is the second 'formal' exhibition of the controls. We made some changes in response to your feedback and we want to hear from you again.

Provide your feedback - Consultation closed 28 March

Thankyou for your feedback and letting us know what you think. All feedback is being reviewed and will be reported back to Council for their consideration.

More information on the project

What next?

Following the consultation period, all feedback will be reported back to Council to determine the next steps.

In order to deliver the vision of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan, changes to our planning controls are required.

We have held workshops with the community around these planning controls for some years, and this is the second 'formal' exhibition of the controls. We made some changes in response to your feedback and we want to hear from you again.

Provide your feedback - Consultation closed 28 March

Thankyou for your feedback and letting us know what you think. All feedback is being reviewed and will be reported back to Council for their consideration.

More information on the project

What next?

Following the consultation period, all feedback will be reported back to Council to determine the next steps.

  • What are the proposed planning controls?

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    The proposed planning controls include:

    • the introduction of a new B3 commercial core zone to differentiate Byron Bay town centre from other business centres in the Shire
    • the inclusion of the area between Lawson Street and Bay Lane in the 11.5m height limit
    • introduction of a design excellence panel to ensure new buildings are designed well and incorporate sustainable principles
    • the introduction of a building height allowance map to account for flood levels
    • active street frontages ensuring bottom floor development is inviting to pedestrians and integrates into the streetscape
    • promoting mixed use development, while maintaining the small town village feel of the town centre
    • in the DCP, addressing the number of storeys compatible with the character of the town centre and minimum floor to ceiling heights specific to permissible uses.

    Refer to our infosheet for more information.

  • Where will the planning controls apply?

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    The planning controls will apply to an area bordered by Bay Street at the north, at the east by Middleton Street (to Carlyle Street) and Middleton lane, at the south by Browning Street and the rail line, and at the west by the rail line and the Lawson street north car park.

    The image shows a map with an area outlined in blue, bordered at the north by Bay Street, at the east by Middleton Street (to Carlyle Street) and Middleton lane, at the south by Browning Street and the rail line, and at the west by the rail line and the Lawson street north car park.

  • What has changed since the last public exhibition?

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    The table below shows what controls were exhibited in late 2019 compared with those now on exhibition.

    2019 2021
    Zone change from B2 Local Centre to B3 Commercial Core Zone change from B2 Local Centre to B3 Commercial Core
    New Development Control Plan (DCP) Chapter E10 for detailed controls Amended - New Development Control Plan (DCP) Chapter E10, including reinforcement of heritage importance
    Flood / Height allowance changes Amended - Flood / Height allowance changes - minor change to the area covered.
    Design excellence clause / provision Design excellence clause / provision refined
    plus a new Policy and Design Excellence Panel Procedure and reference in the DCP Chapter to enhance sustainable design guidance.
    Active street frontages Amended - new active street frontages map to accompany the LEP clause
    Proposed removal of existing 1.3:1 Floor Space Ratio (FSR) provisions in LEP 2014 Amended - Retaining existing 1.3:1 floor space ratio provisions in LEP 2014
    Removal of minimum car parking rates Amended - The proposed changes to car parking rates have been put on hold until we can establish peripheral parking 'sending areas' for vehicles (see DCP Chapter E10 for details). Chapter B4 Traffic Planning, Vehicle Parking Circulation and Access will apply in the meantime.