Byron Council has completed more than $230K of upgrades at the Byron Visitor Centre including improvements to accessibility to the centre plus beautiful landscaping, seating and artwork.
‘This major upgrade completes our recent work in the Byron Rail Precinct, and Council, along with the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplanning Group, couldn’t be happier with it,’ Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway said.
‘As part of these works we’ve been able to replace the now redundant bus shelter on Jonson Street with open and accessible community space where people can sit and relax in the shade.
‘We are also extremely grateful to Sean and Doug Kay who have worked with us to help recreate their stunning “kabul” snake artwork leading up to the Visitor’s Centre which is already a huge hit with everyone using this connection,’ he said.
The ‘kabul’ or carpet snake, is a key totem of the Arakwal people and symbolises the relationship of clan members to each other, to their ancestors and to the past, and to particular places or sites.
‘The upgrade achieves the vision of a seamless and easy transition for visitors arriving at the bus interchange on Butler Street to make their way to the Byron Visitor Centre and on to the town centre,’ Mr Holloway said.
‘A big thank you again to the Arakwal artists, to the Byron Masterplan Guidance group for their input in to this project, the Byron Visitor Centre for their patience and perseverance and the design and construction teams from Plummer & Smith and Greenwoods Landscape Management who brought the project to life.’