Construction is set to start next week on Mercato on Byron – a new supermarket, retail and cinema complex in Jonson Street.
Peter Kelly from Three Plus public relations company said earthworks will begin ‘as part of an 18-month project to create regional NSW’s most sustainable shopping complex in keeping with Byron’s relaxed beachside style.’
The development will include a new Woolworths supermarket, a nine-screen Palace Cinema complex, specialty retailers and expanded undercover parking. New traffic conditions will operate from early June, with entrance to the site limited to left turn in and left turn out only.
‘Onsite recycling and solar electricity generation are among an array of sustainable design features contributing to a five-star greenstar design rating representing Australian best practice,’ said Kelly.
Raine and Horne’s Sophie Christou said, ‘We are still looking for a handful of retailers with offers that suit the Byron Bay community.’
She added Mercato on Byron offers spaces up to 500m2, which is large for Byron CBD.