The general public will have a chance to have their say on the future of Byron tomorrow in Bay Lane behind the Beach Hotel from 4pm at the first public consultation session in the Byron Bay masterplan process.
What is loved , what must be changed and why? Consultants McGregor Coxall will be looking for ‘big ideas’ from everyone.
Indeed, the ‘activation’ of the town’s lanes is one of the initiatives of the plan that will be showcased this coming weekend as part of the Byron Bay Surf Festvial.
A session early this morning with about 40 business people resulted in a map full of ideas, one of the early steps in developing a long term plan that, according to Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson, will be funded and implemented.
While the final masterplan is not expected until after September 2015, pilot schemes like tomorrow’s Bay Lane activation – with street food stalls and entertainment, kids’ activities and art installations – are already underway.