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Railway Park Update - GM apology

Council staff recently removed two trees and a Bangalow Palm from Railway Park in Byron Bay in preparation for imminent Park redevelopment works, a Byron Bay Town Centre Master Plan project funded under a State Government grant and pay parking revenue.

In removing these trees without adequate consultation or communication we have underestimated the level of community concern at such action and for this I sincerely apologise. I also apologise to our Councillors for any embarrassment that the tree removal may have caused.

We look forward to working together to deliver a revitalised public space that we can all be proud of.

Ken Gainger

General Manager

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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.