In 2017, a $2.6 million grant from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund was awarded to Council, contributing to the overall project budget of $5.7 million, for the construction of a new gateway roundabout at the intersection of Bayshore Drive and Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay. This work commenced in April 2018.
The grant enables us to deliver this critical piece of infrastructure for our community, a lot sooner. Once completed, 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.
In the coming weeks and months, staff will be connecting with the community, to inform you about the schedule of works and what is being done to mitigate 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.
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