The first stage of landscape design and beautification works for Railway Park in Byron Bay will start next week, say Byron Shire Council staff.
Work will commence in the north-eastern section of Railway Park fronting Jonson Street, near the crossing.
Byron Shire Council’s acting general manager Mark Arnold said this was an exciting time for Byron Bay, with the works marking the start of the larger Railway Square upgrade project, which aims to transform Railway Park back into the wonderful community space it used to be.
‘Stage one involves new paving, seating and landscaping that will set the tone for the Railway Square upgrade, which was endorsed by council in December 2017,’ Mr Arnold said.
The stage one works include the creation of an arrival hub to improve access to the park, construction of a plaza area and gathering space, additional seating, landscaping including the retention of existing vegetation and improved public safety along Jonson Street.
Mr Arnold said, ‘It is expected these works will take approximately four weeks to complete depending on the weather. Council has been working closely with the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan Leadership Group on a long-term vision to bring Railway Square and the surrounding precinct to life as a place to meet friends, spend time with the children, gather for celebrations or demonstrations, or simply as somewhere to sit and watch the world go by.
‘The start of stage one next week is the first step in making this vision a reality and this is very exciting for Byron Bay,’ Mr Arnold said.