The private ‘pre-opening opening’ of the Sun Bistro in Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay on Monday was an opportunity to celebrate ‘upcycling’.
The building itself has been moved from another site and the north Byron resort plans to put refurbished trains back on the tracks into town.
The resort itself will be a substantial upcycling from the old Byron Bay Beach Resort that once stood on the site. But its new name is taken from mother nature: Elements of Byron.
Development director Jeremy Holmes said, ‘From the beginning the intention behind the resort and brief to all consultants was to protect, celebrate and reflect the natural elements of the site’s four unique ecologies – eucalypt, wetland, rainforest and dunal,
‘So after throwing around a lot of fancy names we came back to Elements of Byron as it was pretty real for us,’ said Mr Holmes.