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Regulatory

The project approval was granted a trial approval by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission in April 2012. The trial approval allows for the following events each year up until the 31st of December 2017:

  • A large event commencing at 25,000 patrons

  • A medium event commencing at 15,000 patrons and;

  • A small event commencing at 10,000 patrons

The total event days per calendar year is 10. Currently Splendour in the Grass (large event) uses 4 events days and the Falls Festival Byron Bay (medium event) also uses 4 event days. A third event is yet to be confirmed.

Regulatory Working Group (RWG) The RWG comprises a range of regulatory authorities and Byron Shire Council appointed community representatives. Agencies include:

  • NSW Police

  • Roads and Maritime Service

  • Byron Shire Council

  • Rural Fire Service

  • State and Emergency Service

  • Office of Environment and Heritage

The RWG generally meets prior to an event and the minutes of all RWG meetings are made available to the general public.

  • The minutes from September 28 -2016 here

  • The minutes from May 04 -2016 here

  • The minutes from November 04 -2015 here

  • The minutes from April 01 -2015 meeting here

  • The minutes from September 24  -2014 meeting here

  • The minutes from May 07 -2014 meeting here

  • The minutes from March 25 -2014 meeting here

  • The minutes from October 16 -2013 meeting here

  • The minutes from August 26 -2013 meeting here

  • The minutes from May 01 -2013 meeting here

  • The minutes from February 27 -2013 meeting here

The objective of the RWG is to oversee the environmental performance and community relations for events held at Parklands covering the following defined aspects:

  • the habitat restoration program;

  • the Marshalls Ridge wildlife corridor;

  • impacts on threatened species and endangered ecological communities;

  • monitoring protocols for preconstruction ecological surveying;

  • illegal camping;

  • litter;

  • provision of security services;

  • noise;

  • event traffic and car parking;

  • flooding;

  • bushfires; and

  • evacuation procedures.

The RWG will also review community concerns or complaints with respect to environmental management and community relations. To guide members of the RWG the agreed Terms of Reference are employed and can be found at the following link

Performance Report As part of the project approval, Parklands are required to prepare a performance report, which is submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

  • Our first performance report covering Splendour in the Grass 2013 and Falls Festival 13/14 can be found at the following link.
  • Our second performance report covering Splendour in the Grass 2014 can be found at the following link.
  • Our third performance report covering  Falls Festival 2014/15 and Splendour in the Grass 2015 can be found at the following link.
  • Our fourth performance report covering  Falls Festival 2015/16 and Splendour in the Grass 2016 can be found at the following link.

 

Community Representatives:

Ms Laurel Cohn.
Mr Ray Darney.
Mr Derek Harper.

If you would like to make contact with the Community Representatives who sit on the Parklands Regulatory Working Group to raise any concerns, issues or suggestions please email communityrwg@gmail.com

You can also contact Parklands directly at community@northbyronparklands.com

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