Bayshore Drive Lighthouse sculpture to be removed tonight

Published on 18 September 2019

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The controversial Lighthouse sculpture will be removed from the Bayshore Drive roundabout, Byron Bay, on Wednesday September 18.

Removal work will be completed overnight between 9pm and 3am and full road closures may occur for short periods of no longer than 15 to 30 minutes at a time while the sculpture is safely moved. 

“Please be aware that the southern section of Bayshore Drive is likely to be closed to traffic for the duration of the work with access to the Arts and Industrial estate being detoured via Banksia Drive and Sunrise Boulevard,” Director of Corporate and Community Services Vanessa Adams said.

“The sculpture will be partially dismantled and transported to the Council depot on Bayshore Drive,” Ms Adams said.

“Once the sculpture is at the depot, birds will be detached and taken to the Myocum Resource Recovery Centre.”

Byron Shire Council resolved to decommission the sculpture at the August ordinary meeting of Council.

It’s estimated the cost to remove the sculpture will be within $11,000 - $13,000.

“To recoup costs, Councillors resolved to sell undamaged birds for $20 per piece,” Ms Adams said.

To register to purchase a bird from the sculpture, please head to Council’s website at:

https://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Community/Arts-and-culture/The-Lighthouse-sculpture

The birds will soon be available for purchase at the Myocum Resource Recovery Tip Shop.

Interested buyers will be notified when they are ready for pick up and Council will also post updates on its website and social media sites.

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