The Sandhills Estate is a vital parcel of open space in the centre of Byron.
Over the years, the space has become tired and under-utilised, with an increase in anti-social behaviour and a lack of community ownership.
The estate has the potential to become an important link between the Byron Rec Grounds and Main Beach and be a critical East-West pedestrian connector across the town centre.
We have the opportunity to reinvigorate the space, open up access-ways and create a true community hub in a beautiful natural setting.
In April 2018, Council resolved to identify the Sandhills area as its preferred location for a Byron Bay Skate Park.
In the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan, Sandhills is identified as a location fit to be a ‘community destination for all ages, integrated with an eco-friendly setting’.
It is proposed the Sandhills Estate is the ideal location for a multi-generation use activities precinct, including:
-the construction of a regionally significant all abilities skate park
- an educational ‘biodiversity boardwalk’ through protected wetland area within the site
- a playground, barbecues, toilets and other family friendly facilities
Council is developing concept plans for the precinct and aims to have them completed by mid-2019. Council are actively looking for funding opportunities to see the project become a reality.
If you would like to be included on the project stakeholder list to receive updates and invites to workshops / information sessions, please email Place Manager Claire McGarry.