March 23, 2017

Submissions called for - North Byron Parklands Cultural Events Site

The company behind two of the country’s most well-known music festivals – Splendour in the Grass and the Falls Music and Arts Festival – is applying for an extension to planning approvals to be able to continue its gigs at the North Byron Parklands site.

A proposal to extend the trial period for the cultural events site at North Byron Parklands is on public exhibition today and the community is encouraged to give feedback.

Music festivals have been held at the site for the last four years as part of a trial period under the approvals granted by the Planning Assessment Commission in 2012.

Executive Director of Key Sites and Industry Assessments, Anthea Sargeant, said the existing approvals allow up to three events (up to a total of 10 days) each year, including one large scale event with up to 35,000 people in attendance.

“If approved, this proposal would extend the trial period for a further 20 months until August 2019,” Ms Sargeant said.

“Community consultation is an important part of the planning process and the applicant will have to respond to the feedback we receive.

“The music festival is attended by locals and people from all over Australia and the public exhibition period is an opportunity for people to share their views and have their voices heard.”

To view the modification request or make a submission, visit and look for "Cultural Events Site - Tweed Valley Way and Jones Road, Yelgun (09_0028)"

Submissions are open now until Wednesday, 26 April 2017.


Written submissions can also be made to:

Department of Planning and Environment
Attn: Director – Industry Assessments
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001

The modification request can also be viewed in person at:

  • Department of Planning and Environment, Lever 22, 320 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • Byron Shire Council, 70 – 90 Station Street, Mullumbimby
  • Tweed Shire Council, Murwillumbah Civic Centre, 10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

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