Mercato gives roundabout response to decision
THE developer behind the Mercato on Byron Shopping Centre has shed light on its future plans after a recent Land and Environment decision went in favour of the council.
Mercato on Byron Pty Ltd took Byron Shire Council to court after the council refused to grant amendments to development consent for the shopping centre.
The developer was seeking to remove the requirement for a new roundabout on Jonson St, and the need for changes to the driveway entry to the site.
Mercato lost this appeal.
“Mercato on Byron is disappointed with a recent decision of the Land and Environment
Court to set aside its appeal regarding finalisation of traffic management conditions in
Jonson St immediately adjacent to the Mercato on Byron retail centre,” a spokeswoman for the owners said in a statement.
“The judgment did not acknowledge or recognise the significant compromises and agreements reached between Mercato on Byron and the Byron Shire Council during the process.
“As a result, Mercato on Byron Pty Ltd is in the process of preparing a new application to
vary the traffic management conditions of the development approval, which will take into
account the significant compromises reached between the aforementioned parties.
“Mercato on Byron always has the best interests of the Byron Shire community safety at
heart and hopes these few remaining issues with council will be resolved quickly once
the variation is lodged.”