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Call It!
NSW Minister Paul Scully - You have the authority to  Save Wallum

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This small action can make a huge impact

Byron Shire Council issued the final subdivision certificate at a contested public meeting on Feb 8th, 2024 - clearing the way for Bulldozers to enter Wallum.

You can Email the NSW Member for Planning and Public Spaces, the Honorable Paul Scully MP,  asking him to urgently revoke the approval issued under his consent authority, or refer Wallum to the Federal Environment Minister for assessment under the EPBC act.


We are asking Paul Scully and Tanya Plibersek to recognise the legal, environmental, community and cultural concerns, and do what the developers won’t - refer Wallum for assessment under the EPBC act.

You don’t need to be from the Byron Shire to send these, anyone from anywhere can send their

input. You can copy-paste our draft or use bits of it to craft your own.

Giving your letter your own tone is more powerful, but it’s very important that doesn’t become a

delaying factor. It is best if you can speak your own voice and put it into your own words, but if

you don’t have the time, capacity, or ability, please otherwise send this copy and send it now!

You can email Minister Scully by using the contact form at this link :


Subject line ideas

(choose one or make your own):

1. Minister Scully, please take urgent action for threatened species under threat!

2. Wallum - too precious to lose

3. Please ‘call in’ Wallum, DA 10.2021.575.1


Draft letter: 


To the honourable Paul Scully, Minister for Planning & Public Spaces;


We kindly request you URGENTLY revoke the decision to approve a housing development at the Wallum site, situated at 15 Torakina Road Brunswick Heads, DA (2021/575).


Bulldozers are imminent as Byron Council have approved a construction certificate on 8 February 2024. Since your department were the consent authority for this development through the NRPP in May 2023 and previously in 2013 as a concept plan, your department has the authority and power to revoke such a poor planning decision.

The proponent will be in breach of matters of national environmental significance and will be reported accordingly, if you allow this unsustainable housing development to occur on culturally significant and nationally threatened species and habitats.


We the community strongly oppose this zombie development and request you either revoke the decision or refer the matter to the Federal Environment Minister for assessment under the EPBC Act.


We will not stop until this pristine biodiverse coastal swamp heathland with numerous threatened species is protected from inappropriate development.


Yours sincerely,








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