Byron Arts & Industry Estate Precinct Plan

The Byron Arts and Industry Estate has evolved from a local service centre to an eclectic mix of businesses and residential uses.  While this has brought vitality to the place, it has also resulted in a number of significant functional issues, including traffic and access.

Following community consultation, site investigations and a collaborative Enquiry by Design process, a Precinct Plan has been developed to provide a framework to address these issues and build a strong platform for the future of the Estate.

Download the Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan(PDF, 11MB)

Next steps

Our ‘Place Planning Collective’ , a group of community members, staff and Councillors will guide the implementation of actions in the Precinct Plan.

Our BA&IE Precinct Plan delivers a shared vision that celebrates the rich history of the BA&IE as a lively hub for innovation, industry and creativity. It presents a pathway forward that seeks to establish harmonious relationships between the economic, natural and built environments to create a sustainable, user friendly precinct that will actively nurture future generations of entrepreneurs.

The objectives and key actions are presented through the lens of five key themes that capture both the opportunities and challenges of the Byron Arts & Industry Estate:

  • Creative Economy
  • Mobility & Access
  • Environment & Climate
  • Land Use
  • Built Form, Character & Density

A short-term goal to be delivered as part of the overall precinct plan is to trial a one-way traffic route on Centennial Circuit.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this has been put on hold until activity within the BA&IE returns to normal.  We are in preparation for the trial to begin, stay tuned - we will be contacting all land and business owners and doing lots of media before we start the trial.  Or you can contact our place planners by phone or email:

Rob Van Iersel Ph: 6626 7054  Email:

Andrew Fitzgibbon: Ph: 6626 7139  Email:



The Bayshore Drive Pocket Park is an exciting project from the Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan. It was identified as a key early win for the future of the estate, as it will provide some much needed public space, green infrastructure and an opportunity to bring together the community.

Council was successful in receiving grant funding as a part of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund to activate a small triangular lot on the corner of Bayshore and Banksia Drives.

During September 2020, we are talking to the community to find out how you would like to use the space which will help with its design.  

The park is expected to be completed in late 2020.

Visit our Your Say Byron Shire page Pocket Park Bayshore Drive  for more information.



Lot 12 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay,  is a 5.8 hectare block of land in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate that is owned by Council.

Council is looking to partner with organisations to see a portion of the block developed into a mixed use precinct with innovation and creativity at the core of business and development.

Council’s vision for Lot 12 is a mixed use precinct that combines:

  • global innovation
  • entrepreneurship
  • creativity
  • research collaboration
  • cultural activity
  • TAFE Connected Learning Centre as an anchor tenant. 

Approximately half of the block is bush that connects to the West Byron Sewage Treatment plant and this vegetation will not be cleared as it has high environmental and ecological values.

Council wants to retain ownership over as much of the site as possible but recognises a portion of the land may need to be sold to allow for the development of infrastructure. 

Byron Shire Council is calling for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for partners in the development of Lot 12 Bayshore Drive in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate.

Expressions of Interest are open from 14 September to 23 October 2020.  

Any development of Lot 12 will be done to ensure it meets the objectives of the Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan.