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Massinger Street roundabout, Beach Avenue and Marine Parade to be completed prior to Christmas

The new Massinger Street roundabout in Byron Bay will be ready in time for Christmas.

Byron Shire Council’s infrastructure services director Phil Holloway said the concrete was laid this week and the asphalt is due to go down from Monday 5 December.

Due to difficult construction constraints of traffic islands in the middle of the road, there is the likelihood of traffic being diverted from Lighthouse Road. 

This traffic will potentially be rerouted onto Massinger Street to access Byron Bay town centre.

Council expects the works and demobilisation to be complete prior to Christmas and would like to thank the community and local businesses for their patience during the essential works.

Mr Holloway said the new roundabout would provide improved traffic flow to the very popular end of town.

It is estimated that the works will cost $1.4 million and completed as part of Council’s 2016/17 capital works program. They are funded from section 94 developer contribution funds.

“In recognition of the busy nature of the area and high pedestrian activity, we are also currently exploring the option of putting a footpath along Massinger Street during 2017,” Mr Holloway noted.

In other works around the Shire, Beach Avenue at South Golden Beach is also due for completion next week.

The Beach Avenue works included new drainage and road reconstruction.

To be completed at an estimated cost of $592,000 the capital works are funded with $70,000 from the Stormwater Levy and the former Roundhouse land sale.

Works at Marine Parade over at Wategos will also be completed mid-December, in time for the peak summer holiday season.

At an estimated cost of $450,000, the Marine Parade upgrade included drainage and road reconstruction and is funded from section 94 developer funds, general funds and foot path dinning reserve.

Pay parking will be introduced at Wategos before Christmas to help manage parking issues in the area.

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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.