Some people will be overjoyed and others will be devastated, but no matter your personal point-of-view, the controversial Lighthouse sculpture will be removed from the Bayshore Drive roundabout tonight.
Removal work will be completed overnight between 9pm and 3am and full road closures may occur for short periods of no longer than 15 to 30 minutes at a time while the sculpture is safely moved.
Director of Corporate and Community Services Vanessa Adams says that road users need to be aware that the southern section of Bayshore Drive is likely to be closed to traffic for the duration of the work with access to the Arts and Industrial estate being detoured via Banksia Drive and Sunrise Boulevard.
‘The sculpture will be partially dismantled and transported to the Council depot on Bayshore Drive,’ said Ms Adams.
‘Once the sculpture is at the depot, birds will be detached and taken to the Myocum Resource Recovery Centre.’
Byron Shire Council resolved to decommission the sculpture at the August ordinary meeting of Council. It’s estimated the cost to remove the sculpture will be within $11,000 –$13,000.
‘To recoup costs, Councillors resolved to sell undamaged birds for $20 per piece,’ said Ms Adams.
Council have said that you can register to purchase a bird from the sculpture on their website.
The birds will soon be available for purchase at the Myocum Resource Recovery Tip Shop.
Interested buyers will be notified when they are ready for pick up and Council will also post updates on its website and social media sites.