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Let’s activate Byron – seed funding available

Bursting at the seams with a great idea on how to activate or beautify Byron Bay?  Like to tap in to funding to help your idea become a reality?

Well, the Byron Bay Town Centre Placemaking Seed Fund could be the solution to bring your idea to life.

Byron Shire Council has $60,000 available to fund numerous projects to attract the creative talents of the Shire.

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson said Council is looking for projects that have the capacity to transform underutilised public places and laneways.

A key outcome of the development of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan has been the strong request to activate areas in the town centre.

“ We want spaces that allow us to gather, to talk, to be inspired or be creative.  With the support of a newly created funding pool at the last Council meeting, we can now showcase the unique and innovative nature of our much loved and iconic town and achieve an authentic sense of place.

“If you have an idea, we’d love to hear from you. Let’s explore how we can work together to deliver your project.

“Types of activation events might include murals and street art, parklets, eat streets, pop-up shops, edible gardens, mobile art gallery, or creative lighting displays. We are also excited about possible creative ways to provide amenities such as creative bike racks, seats, lighting and bins for example,” Mayor Richardson said.

More information on the Seed Fund is available at

A project plan must accompany the expression of interest submission and detail consultation/engagement, requirements for licenses, road closures or regulatory requirements.

Council will also hold two information sessions for potential applicants, which provides an opportunity for questions and answers and to explore the Expression of Interest document in more detail and provide additional background information on the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan. The detail for the information sessions are:

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2016

Time: 2pm to 3pm or 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Byron Bay Community Centre

Please RSVP to Sarah Workman at by 1 February 2016.


Media contact:

Media Communication Officer
Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.