Byron council to vote on demolishing seafront homes, Brian Robins. September 10, 2009

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Byron Shire Council is pushing ahead with plans to demolish a number of seafront houses it says are most affected by coastal erosion.

It will seek approval at a council meeting today. The plan is likely to inflame relations with the State Government, strained since the Government instructed the council not to finalise its local environment plan before the Government’s coastal management plan is completed.

The demolition proposal amounts to the council taking control of the properties without paying compensation. Continue reading