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Byron Bay masterplan gets a public airing

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Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson and McGregor Coxall director Phil Coxall at this morning's launch of the Byron Bay masterplan (October 24). Photo Jeff Dawson
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson and McGregor Coxall director Phil Coxall at this morning’s launch of the Byron Bay masterplan (October 24). Photo Jeff Dawson

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.

Some of the 'big ideas' from the business heads-up that were added to the Byron Bay masterplan working document this morning (October 24). Photo Simon Haslam
Some of the ‘big ideas’ from the business heads-up that were added to the Byron Bay masterplan working document this morning (October 24). Photo Simon Haslam


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1 COMMENT

  1. Re Byron Bay:
    We all know that the one road in from Ewingsdale is not working.
    So parking at Industrial estate with a tram link to the rails would be great.
    Creating a mall from Bay kebabs to the Beachy would be essential with cars going around the back to get to swimming pool and beach area:
    Bangalow – the train although a great idea doesn’t sound like its going to get the dollars so go for a paved bike way walk way like in Melbourne from Byron to Bangalow.
    Federal and small villages need funding for the great work that volunteers do to maintain Council owned halls and parks.
    20% Affordable housing (ie genuinely low where people can build their own) needs to be mandatory for any developments to get through

    Loads of possibilities I reckon main thing would be to do like Lismore -have an imagine byron session and let fly all of the whackyer ideas cause just sometimes thats where the gems are to be found…

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