A new park for Byron Arts and Industry Estate

People who live and work in Byron Bay’s Arts and Industry Estate are asked to tell Council what they would like to see in a new public park that is being built on the corner of Bayshore Drive and Banksia Street.

Council is planning the design of the ‘pocket’ park which, although small in area, will be the first public, green space in the largely privatised Arts and Industry Estate.

“Council was very fortunate to receive a $56,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities fund which is allowing us to deliver this important project,” Isabelle Hawton, Project Planner, said.

“The park will be a place where people can sit with friends, share lunch and relax and this design phase is a fantastic opportunity for people in the estate to let us know what features they would like to see incorporated in the park,” Ms Hawton said.

The new park will be the first project delivered as part of the new Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan which was adopted by Council in June this year (2020).

“We developed the precinct plan in close consultation with the community and one of the priorities was creating public spaces where people could gather and relax,” Ms Hawton said.

Council is welcoming public submissions until 16 September. People wanting to share their thoughts should do the five-minute Bayshore Drive Pocket Park survey on Your Say Byron Shire.

Staff will also be on-site at the location of the new park on Wednesday 9 September from 9:30am – 12:30pm to get people’s ideas and feedback.

It’s expected the design of the park will be finalised in November with construction to be completed by the end of 2020.

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