The recent approval of a café next to Scarrabelotti’s Lookout on Coolamaon Scenic Drive has left locals keeping a close eye out for activity at the site.
The recent arrival of earth moving equipment at the lookout concerned some locals, however, Byron Shire Council has confirmed it they are not for site work at the at the recently approved site for the café. They are for road works and safety improvements that have been long fought for by locals.
A $2.4 million grant from the NSW government’s Safer Roads program will see improvements on the 16.5 kilometre road from Azalea Street at Mullumbimby to the Hinterland Way.
Phil Holloway, Byron Shire Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, said the road has a history of crashes, is narrow and windy in some areas, has limited signage and steep drop-offs.
‘The funding from the Safer Roads Program is very welcome as this road is not only used by many locals, but is getting increasingly busier with tourists using it as they explore the region,’ Mr Holloway said.
The improvements include the widening of the road and an anti-skid surface in some sections as well as the installation of safety barriers, signage and guideposts.
Café site for sale
The developer who has sought approval for the 40 seat café/restaurant next to Scarrabelotti’s Lookout has immediately put the property on the market.