Like many coastal areas of NSW, parts of Byron Bay are susceptible to coastal erosion. The Jonson Street Protection Works (JSPW) project is designed to protect the Byron Bay town centre and reduce the risk of coastal erosion and recession during large storm events.
The JSPW take in the area from the First Sun Caravan Park to the Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club.
This area is widely regarded as one of Australia's 'iconic' coastal locations.
Council is presently engaging a consultant to deliver the first stage of the project, which is a Design Investigation for the Modification of the Jonson Street Protection Works.