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Placemaking

The Byron Bay Town Centre comes alive!

Byron Bay’s town centre is experiencing a huge creative injection as the successful Placemaking Seed Fund Projects kick off.

Byron Shire Council’s Placemaking Seed Fund, the first initiative to come out of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan, called for local creatives, artists and entrepreneurs to reimagine the town centre as a place that connects community through activities, installations, events and pop-up spaces.

The Community Labyrinth and Circus Arts Park and Fly projects are now available for locals and visitors to enjoy.  Check out the links below for more information.

Then list the successful projects (and each numbered project has its own click through to a page of information)

  1. Community Labyrinth - until 3 December
  2. Circus Arts Park and Fly - November to 12 February 2017
  3. Elysium – coming in 2017
  4. Popped – coming in 2017
  5. Pop up play spaces – coming in 2017

Background

Byron Shire Council has embarked on a significant and groundbreaking project over the past 12 months in the development of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan (BBTCM).  The BBTCM celebrates Byron Bay’s unique vibe, eclectic culture and natural character through a bold vision and layering of strategies that frame the centre’s future over the coming 20 years.

The Byron Bay Town Centre (BBTC) Placemaking Seed Fund is a launchpad initiative to quickly progress key strategies of the Masterplan relating to revitalisation, beautification and activation that will result in a higher level of connectedness for locals, opportunities for homegrown enterprise and inspiring visitor product. The creation of a Placemaking Seed Fund (PSF) allows Council and the community to activate the town centre and create a more vibrant public realm.

The Placemaking Seed Fund provides $60,000 in seed funding towards funding numerous activation and beautification projects in the Byron Bay Town Centre.