COVID-19 update – Council responses 27 March

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Byron Shire Council is continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Monday 30 March the Council offices will be closed to the public however staff will be available online to answer and help with questions and queries about all services including development applications, parking and rates.

Council has also extended its Debt Management and Financial Hardship Policy to include businesses.

Main Beach at Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads beach will closed this weekend with Surf Lifesaving NSW announcing volunteer patrols have ceased.

Main Beach will however be patrolled by paid lifeguards Monday to Friday next week subject to direction from the NSW and Australian Governments. Council will also investigate options for ongoing weekend lifeguard services.

“On behalf of Council I take this opportunity to thank the volunteers from the Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay Surf Clubs for their service over the summer because they really do a magnificent job,” Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, said.

Other recent changes to Council services include:

  • Council’s offices will close to the public on Monday 30 March. Staff will be available to respond to telephone enquires about the full range of Council services including development applications, rates, waste and parking.
  • The wetlands at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant are closed to the public.
  • Playgrounds and skateparks in the Shire are closed.

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