It’s not just roads in the Byron Shire that are being upgraded. Council has just finished installing the last of 14 new bus shelters.
The bus shelters now meet accessibility requirements for all members of the community and meet national and state guidelines. Additionally they are built of steel and should serve the people that use them for the next 20-plus years.
Phil Holloway, Director Infrastructure Services, said while the bus stops are mainly used by children, they are important pieces of infrastructure, providing shade in summer and a safe place to wait away from traffic.
“We were fortunate to receive a $140,000 grant from the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme and Council contributed an additional $550,000 to the project,” Mr Holloway said.
There are 40 bus shelters in the Byron Shire and the 14 that have been upgraded were deemed to be in poor condition.
“The plan for the next two years is to upgrade the majority of the remaining 26 bus shelters,” Mr Holloway said.
The following bus shelters have been upgraded:
- Shara Boulevard, Ocean Shores
- McGettigans Lane, Ewingsdale
- Beech Drive, Suffolk Park
- Beach Avenue, South Golden Beach
- Goonengerry Road, Goonengerry
- Clifford Street, Suffolk Park
- Yelgun Road (Browning Lane), Yelgun
- Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads
- Fowlers Lane, Ewingsdale
- Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay
- Cemetery Road (south), Byron Bay
- Broken Head Road, Byron Bay x 2
- Midgen Flat Road, Broken Head