In 2017, a $2.6 million grant from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund was awarded to Council for the construction of a new gateway roundabout at the intersection of Bayshore Drive and Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay. The total cost of the roundabout is $5.7 million with Council contributing $3.1 million. Work started in April 2018.
The grant means we can deliver this critical piece of infrastructure to the community sooner. The new roundabout will be of enormous benefit to local residents, business owners, employees and customers, as well as more than 20,000 motorists, who use the Bayshore Drive and Ewingsdale Road intersection on any given day.
Building a major intersection roundabout can take around 8-10 months to complete. While the long-term benefits are substantial, Council understands that the impacts on local residents and businesses need to be understood and taken into account where possible.
Throughout the project, staff will be connecting with the community about the upcoming works and information around traffic disruptions, congestion and other issues.
If you'd like to stay informed, or you have concerns, please come along to one of our information sessions. The dates and times are shown in the panel to the right of this page.