The Ballina Shire Council says it’s doing ‘everything possible’ to minimise impacts of construction work in Lennox Head on the local business sector as school holiday traffic adds to existing delays and parking pressure.
Major road works are happening at the southern end of Ballina Street in Lennox Head as part of the council’s so-called Lennox Village Vision, and work hasn’t stopped for the holidays.
Byron Shire Council Director of Civil Services John Truman said via a council media release the council was working proactively with business representatives to minimise ‘inconveniences’.
‘We realise it’s busy right now in Ballina Street and that finding a parking spot can be a challenge,’ Mr Truman said, ‘however, we really hope people don’t let a bit of construction get in the way of supporting their local retailers’.
Workers asked to prioritise parking for customers
The council said dedicated car parks were being set up for construction workers, while workers for businesses on Ballina Street were being ‘encouraged’ to use alternative parking areas.
Street parking was available on both sides of Ballina Street between Rayner Lane and Byron Street, with more parking ‘a short walk away’ in Stewart Street and at the Southern end of Rutherford Street, also known as the Boat Channel, the council said.
‘Park and walk if you need to,’ Mr Truman said, ‘but don’t bypass town’.
Meanwhile, the council said Stage One of the Lennox Village Vision project was nearly finished, with underground electricity, new stormwater services and gross pollutant traps installed.
Ross Park was due to reopen in mid-July.