THE NSW Government has endorsed a rezoning proposed by Byron Shire Council that will allow for the construction of up to 110 dwellings at Bangalow.
Planning Minister Tony Kelly said give areas included in the rezoning have been identified as proposed future growth areas within the Far North Coast Regional Strategy, consisting of: Rankin and Granuaille Roads; Ballina Road (north and south); Thomas and Charlotte Streets; and Parrot Tree Place.
Mr Kelly said land has been rezoned from rural to residential under the Byron local environmental plan (LEP), allowing for a "diverse range of housing options for Bangalow."
A development control plan is currently being completed by council to assist with the assessment of specific development applications to allow subdivisions and housing construction in the release areas.
Mr Kelly said the land was rezoned in less than six months under the new 'gateway' system for LEPs, which supports "a more streamlined decision-making process."