Council resolved and announced the preferred route for the Byron Bay Bypass along Butler Street.
GHD was engaged to develop the concept design, undertake a detailed environmental impact study and undertake the State Government Biobanking process for the preferred bypass route.
State Government commits $10.5 million funding to the Byron Bay Bypass project.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) provided Council with the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the framework for the development of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The EIS for the preferred route on Butler Street commenced.
Community displays and meetings were held seeking input from the community.
A Development Application (DA) and the EIS was submitted by GHD to Council for assessment.
Biobanking Statement was requested by GHD from OEH.
DA and EIS were withdrawn pending approval of the Biobanking Statement.
Biobanking Statement was approved by OEH.
Council submitted a revised DA and EIS for the Byron Bay Bypass in January 2016.
The project was approved by the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (NRJPP) on 22 June 2016.
In August 2016, The Butler Street Community Network announced it would appeal the JRPP's approval of the bypass.
At the end of 2016 Council and the Butler Street Community Network went to conciliation, as required by court, but no agreement was reached.
GHD completed detailed design of the bypass.
Land and Environment Court Ruling in favour of Council for approval of the Byron Bay Bypass.
Council’s project team continues preparation for project implementation, pending additional funding for construction.
Biobanking Agreement approved by OEH.
Additional funding announced by the NSW State Government under the Growing Local Economies grant program.