Splendour Return Delayed?

Splendour In The Grass’s return to Byron Bay, Australia, could be delayed.

The festival is temporarily staged at Woodfordia, Queensland, while awaiting the NSW Planning Department’s approval of its development application for its permanent site.

Festival officials hoped that would happen in May. But the newly elected NSW government has axed the relevant Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act in a move to revert power to local councils.

More than 500 applications are in limbo as a result.