The Sandhills area has been mooted as a location for a new Byron Bay skate park after Mayor Simon Richardson was supported by all councillors for that location at Thursday’s April 19 meeting.
Public feedback will be sought, as well as support from the state government. He told the chamber that there is support for the location and it is consistent with the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan projects.
As for costs, Cr Richardson said in the agenda, ‘Council has already allocated and committed $300,000. If the community could establish a fund-raising regime and work towards $200,000, this would allow for a $500,000 budget, with the ability to seek matching funding to push the ultimate budget to $1,000,000.’
Staff replied in the agenda that while such a project is not consistent with delivery program tasks, a skate park ‘is the next highest priority in the plan for expenditure upon completion of the Byron Bay Town Centre Master plan (BBTCMP).’
The implementation of the BBTCMP is likely to absorb all current contributions held with Council in the 2018/19 financial year. Based upon the cash flows into the plan, the BBTCMP will use all future contributions for the next five to seven years. Council does vary the priorities within the plan to meet grant funding requirements.’
The agenda is available via www.byron.nsw.gov.au.