22.1 C
Byron Shire
December 2, 2021

Re-imagining Lennox Head

Latest News

Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

Other News

Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

Where is agriculture going in the Northern Rivers?

As the climate emergency bites, and the population grows, farmers are becoming more innovative than ever. The passion and imagination of the Northern Rivers agricultural sector makes this a place to watch.

Byron’s new estate

Having just read in The Daily Telegraph of the approval of Harvest Byron Bay’s 149 lots, I am shocked...

Deconstructing the brand

It is noted that the nine houses on the seafront at Elements, Belongil have been approved by Byron Council....

What’s Nu in COVID variants? Highlighted need for stronger Australian contribution

According to the End COVID For All campaign the emergence of a new coronavirus variant in Botswana, most likely to be called 'Nu', underlines the need for Australia to step up its contribution to co-oridnated global efforts to prevent the virus’ spread and mutation.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Two-year-old Ross Park Rocco under one of his favourite Pandanus trees in Lennox Head. Photo Tree Faerie.

Aslan Shand

The reimagining of Lennox Head has been an ongoing process since 1997 and it is now bearing fruit. At last Thursday’s Ballina Shire Council meeting the Lennox Village Vision was endorsed by councillors and will be placed on public exhibition for comment.

‘This is the culmination of an extensive community engagement process that had local representatives attending multiple workshops to come up with a consensus model,’ Councillor Jeff Johnson told Echonetdaily.

The ideas and community feedback have been being gathered since 1997 with a weekend workshop being held with community stakeholders in March and further information being gathered on parking during last summer.

Ross Park will become a community hub in Lennox Head.

‘I think the proposal is fantastic, particularly the new focus on Ross Park which will become a major community hub and is clearly the centrepiece of the proposal,’ said Mr Johnson.

‘Removing car parking spaces and converting a large section of the road to a shared zone provides the ideal link between the CBD and the beach through the park. The addition of street furniture and shade trees and improved pedestrian access and bike infrastructure turns the focus away from cars and creates a more vibrant space.’

All Councillors thanked the community members that had participated in the design process and expressed their approval of the outcomes – Slower cars, more people friendly spaces, better views through to the beach, more pathways and more trees.

Cr Keith Williams said, ‘local business is keen to see these works move ahead quickly. This project is ideal for state or federal stimulus funding. We should be knocking on those doors now.’

Councillors endorsed the project timeline that will see the redevelopment completed for the centenary of Lennox Head in December 2022.

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

  1. “Removing car parking spaces and converting a large section of the road to a shared zone ”
    So where do they propose people will park?
    I guess they are counting on fewer cars when the Epic centre opens…

    in 1996 nobody except me parked in Park Lane unless there was a game on the oval. In 2020 we struggle to find a parking spot every time we go to town during daylight hours.
    What a busy place we’ve become.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons River peaking overnight and the...

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about four months ago. We were...