The Byron Visitor Centre has been refurbished at a cost of $620,000, say Council, and improvements include new technologies and a showcase of Byron’s history and culture.
Residents and ratepayers can also use the centre, with Council staff now manning a desk to help people with Council-related inquiries.
Mayor Simon Richardson said, ‘The Byron Visitor Centre welcomes more than 400 people a day to Byron Bay – that’s a massive job. I’m so proud to see the new Arakwal footpath mural providing a welcoming entry to the Centre.
‘I’d also like to extend a huge thankyou to the management, staff and volunteers for their tireless and critical role in providing exceptional visitor services and for continuing to serve as ambassadors and promoters of our values in this Shire.’
The upgrade of the centre was a part of the first stage of the redevelopment of the Byron Bay Railway Park precinct, which was funded by Byron Shire Council ($210,000) and the federally funded Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program ($260,000).
The members of the Byron Visitor Centre also contributed $50,000 towards the refurbishment project.