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April 19, 2021

Byron Bay bypass advantages have to be spelt out

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Grab The Rail (GTR) looks the most effective bypass proposal so far. It’s best at bypassing the town centre and has extra advantages, including less traffic on Shirley Street and a bus station location.

Byron Shire Council’s general manager reportedly finds it ‘somewhat curious’ that this proposal hasn’t been canvassed previously.

While it’s curious the potential of a gazetted road like Byron Street hasn’t been noticeable in previous discussions, it’s hoped our Council considers all proposals on their merits.

It was also reported that Cr Sol Ibrahim considers it ‘too late’ to consider the GTR proposal because too much money has already been spent.

It seems Council is committed now to the Butler Street mini bypass but, for a project with such lasting consequences, it’s important to be sure that good money isn’t thrown after bad.

It would be useful if Council advised residents and ratepayers the advantages they believe the mini bypass has over the GTR proposal.

Jeff Harrison, Byron Bay

 

 


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