Byron Bay Skate Park and Recreation Precinct

Byron Bay skate park concept design showing a large and small skating bowl

Construction of the new state-of-the-art skate park and recreation precinct in Byron Bay began in August 2022. We expect it to be open in March 2023. 

We have awarded the construction contract to Convic. One of the top-rated skate park design and build companies in the world.

About the skate park and recreation hub

From June 2022 we are upgrading the Sandhills area in Byron Bay to make it a vibrant public space that recognises the important cultural values of the site.

The first stage of the project is a skate park and recreation hub that will:

  • Provide a high quality skate and recreation space connecting the town centre, environmental zones and existing facilities such as the Byron Youth Activities centre and the library.
  • Protect and enhance the cultural values of the traditional owners of the site.
  • Activate an area that is currently under-utilised.
  • Discourage anti-social behaviour.

Community consultation 

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the concept plans for the new $2.6 million skatepark and recreation precinct.

After two rounds of consultation on the initial funding application design, all comments were reviewed to inform the final concept. Feedback on the final concept closed 26 March 2021.

To view the summary of feedback from the consultation, visit Your Say Byron Shire

Funding

The project is being funded by the NSW Government's Road and Election Infrastructure Commitment Grant and Council.

The State Government announced $25 million for projects in the Byron Shire as part of the NSW Government Road and Infrastructure Election Commitment. $2.05 million is allocated for the Sandhills Estate activation including a new skatepark and recreation precinct.

The Sandhills Estate is a place of significance for the Arakwal people.

Council would like to work with the Arakwal Corporation to learn more about the stories connected with this site and how they might be incorporated into the design and functionality of the space. Council is also investigating an opportunity to incorporate indigenous interpretation into the wetlands boardwalk element of the project which will celebrate the cultural and environmental significance of the land.

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