North Byron Parklands would like to thank everyone who made a submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment regarding Parklands aspirations to move beyond its trial approval status to one of permanency.

A total of 7,190 submissions were lodged with the Department with 98.2% supporting permanent approval. A similar percentage of supporting submissions was also received from the business community.

The permanent approval application has the potential to generate more than 90,000 bed nights each year (on top of those patrons camping at the venue).

The venue and the two current events (Splendour and Falls) currently directly spend $55.1m each year of which $16.6m is spent within the Byron Shire. This figure will continue to grow with permanency. Parklands wishes to thank the thousands of individuals and businesses that have voiced their opinion.