$1.4 million stormwater network upgrade in pipeline for Byron Bay


Major upgrades to improve the stormwater drainage network across Lighthouse Road, Paterson Street and Kipling Street, Byron Bay, will get underway on Monday 9 August.

The works have been made possible thanks to Council’s recent $1.4 million grant from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

“We are very excited to be delivering these much needed and critical works which include the construction of kerb and gutter and underground stormwater drainage on Lighthouse Road that will extend from the Captain Cook Carpark to Massinger Street, Byron Shire Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway said.

“The upgrades will also include construction of a new grassed swale on the eastern side of Paterson Street and a vegetated stormwater basin south east of the corner of Paterson Street and Kipling Street,” he said.

“What these works will do is reduce stormwater runoff that currently comes down from Lighthouse Road into Clarkes Beach Caravan Park and then onto Clarkes Beach. These works will help us mitigate the impact of stormwater runoff on these areas.”

“Once upgraded, the stormwater network will capture, detain and treat runoff from the road and surrounding properties,” he said.

The works are expected to take four months to complete, weather permitting.

“At times traffic may be reduced to one lane and there may be minor delays but we will make every effort to keep disruptions to a minimum during the construction period,” Mr Holloway said.

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