NSW Government Roads and Infrastructure Election Commitment

Kingsley St road works

In February 2020, the NSW Government announced $25 million for projects in the Byron Shire as part of its NSW Government Roads and Infrastructure Election Commitment.

One grant is for $20 million to help Council improve its road network.

The second grant of $5 million is to support projects in towns impacted by tourism.

Road projects

The $20 million road fund will be split across a number of road improvement projects plus asphalt, reseal and patching programs.

There is also $10.15 million allocated for the following list of road reconstruction, resurfacing and improvements. The following table provides details about each of these projects and the status of the works.

 Street/Road              Description of works                                     Status of works
Bangalow Rd (Talofa)

Road reconstruction, widening, safety improvements, line marking and signage.

Completed as scheduled in December 2020.
Kingsley St (Byron Bay)

Asphalt resurfacing (middle section of the road).

Resurfacing completed.

Carlyle St (Byron Bay)

Asphalt resurfacing (middle section of the road).

There is additional scope to for road widening, kerb and gutter / drainage improvements, line marking and signage.

Resurfacing completed.

Lawson St (Byron Bay)

Asphalt resurfacing.

Additional section to be constructed from the library to Fletcher St, including the Fletcher/Lawson roundabout. The full road will then get new line marking and signage design. 

Resurfacing completed.

Bayshore Drive (Byron Bay) Asphalt resurfacing and road reconstruction. New shared path along length of road with multiple crossing points to be investigated. PAMP, Bike Plan and Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan to be included. Design to begin early-2022. Construction scheduled for mid-2023.
Fern St (Mullumbimby) Road reconstruction, drainage and kerb/gutter improvements, new line marking and signage.

Road reconstruction completed.

Line-marking and signage to be installed mid-2021.

Stuart St (Mullumbimby) Road reconstruction, drainage and kerb/gutter improvements, new line marking and signage.

Some drainage and road works completed (Project stage 1).

Stage 2 works including new landscaping, tree planting and line-marking scheduled for mid-October 2021.

Tincogan St (Mullumbimby)

Asphalt resurfacing.

Line marking, signage and intersection priority changes to be designed.

Resurfacing completed.

Intersection design underway.

Main Arm Rd (east of Sherry's Bridge) 1km of road reconstruction and safety improvements including raising of the road to alleviate flooding issues. Design is currently underway.  Scheduled for construction in 22/23 financial year.
The Pocket Rd (near Sherringtons Lane) 1km of road reconstruction, road widening, drainage and safety improvements, new line-marking and signage.

Detailed design nearing completion. Works scheduled for 2021.

The remainder will be split across the following projects:

Visit Managing our roads for more information about fixing our roads.

Support for tourism communities

The $5 million grant to support tourism communities will provide:

  • $2.05 million for the Sandhills Estate activation including a new skatepark and recreation precinct linking the Byron Bay Rec Grounds, Main Beach, Tennyson St, Massinger St and Byron St - design and community consultation underway.
  • $1.57 million for the Byron Bay to Suffolk Park cycle path - completed.
  • $945,000 for formalising South Beach Road (near Surf Club), Brunswick Heads - design underway.
  • $435,000 to improve public facilities at Byron Bay’s Main Beach - community consultation underway.

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