To Byron Bay Council,
About three weeks ago, mid-January 2023, signs were placed and barricades erected on the Rainbow Bridge / Belongil Creek Bridge, and it appears some work was commenced.
The work has still not been completed, and the walkway appears to remain unsafe. It’s actually now even less safe than it was before, as there are now heaps of obstructions and objects for pedestrians to trip or fall over. Numerous star pickets have been placed, without protections on their tops to prevent injury to people. I’m sure there would be regulations covering this.
The original problem, where the wooden slats slowly drift downwards towards the creek, leaving large ‘ankle snapper’ holes, remains the same. Please get this fixed asap!
It remains a major risk to walkers, cyclists, parents with prams and all users of the bridge. Other than forcing foot traffic onto the road, this is the only walkway for pedestrian access from Sunrise, and the north side of Byron Bay.