Byron Bay Bypass Project Approvals

The Byron Bay Bypass project has undergone a rigorous planning and environmental approval process. This page provides information about the current approvals in place for each stage of the project.

The Byron Bay Bypass road project includes works extending from the Shirley Street, Lawson Street and Butler Street intersection, through to the Browning Street and Jonson Street intersection.

Bypass Project Approvals 

The following approvals apply to the Bypass project as a whole, including Stages 1 through to 4 of construction.

In addition to this, the Environmental Impact Statement applies to the whole project. 

 Approval Required

Consent number

Date Approved   Approval Authority

Flood Impact Assessment

Tidal Boundary Sensitivity Analysis(PDF, 4MB)

 6  NA NA 
 Stormwater Management Plan(PDF, 5MB)  7  31 July 2019  Byron Shire Council

 Agreement with Transport for NSW(PDF, 20MB)

and John Holland Rail(PDF, 20MB)

 8  6 June 2019

 TFNSW

Environmental Management System Certification(PDF, 103KB)  11  NA NA
Regulatory Signs and Line Marking(PDF, 5MB)  22  23 August 2019 Local Traffic Committee & Byron Shire Council
Roads Act (Section 138) Concurrence(PDF, 93KB)  NA  7 August 2015 RMS
Section 60 Approval(PDF, 2MB)  NA 6 September 2018  Heritage Council NSW Government
Stakeholder Consultation Group  27

1st Meeting held

27 May 2019

 NA

Stages 1, 3, 4

 Approval Required Date Approved Approval Authority

Review of Environmental Factors

(Part V Assessment)

 4 June 2019  Byron Shire Council

Stage 2

In addition to the above, Stage 2 of the Byron Bay Bypass project is subject to a number of approvals. The table below details this.

Works planned for Stage 2 include works within the SEPP 14 wetland boundary of the Butler Street road reserve and part of the Casino-Murwillumbah Railway Line Corridor. Stage 2 is due to begin in December 2019.

 Approval Required Consent number   Date Approved Approval Authority
 (PDF, 311KB)Land & Environment Court Consent(PDF, 311KB) Appeal No: 2016/227775  June 2017 NSW Land & Environment Court
Construction Environmental Management Plan  12 31 July 2019

Byron Shire Council 

Fisheries Permit(PDF, 478KB)  NA  19 August 2019 Department of Primary Industries
Biobanking Statement 19(PDF, 5MB) /(PDF, 5MB)Retirement Credits(PDF, 5MB) 20 December 2015 Former NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

Biobanking Credits(PDF, 233KB)/Retirement Credits(PDF, 233KB)

 21  9 September 2015 Former NSW Office of Environment & Heritage
Public Safety Management(PDF, 3MB)  9  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council
Traffic Management Plan(PDF, 18MB)  10  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council

Erosion and Sediment Control Plan(PDF, 3MB) 

 13  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council

Soil and Water Quality Management Plan

Appendix A

 13  31 July 2019  Byron Shire Council

Contamination Soil Management Plan

Appendix B

 14  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council

Acid Sulphate Soil Management Plan

Appendix C

 15  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council

Dewatering Management Plan

Appendix D

 16  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council 

Site Waste Minimisation and Management Plan

Appendix E

 17  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council
 Landscaping Plan(PDF, 2MB)  18  28 June 2019 Byron Shire Council
 Animal fencing(PDF, 4MB)  19  28 June 2019 Byron Shire Council
Road Signage Plan(PDF, 2MB)  22  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council

Construction Noise and Vibration Management Plan

Appendix F

 23  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council
Noise Mitigation Plan(PDF, 1MB)  24  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council

Heritage Management Plan

Appendix G

 25  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage 

Appendix I

 26  31 July 2019 Byron Shire Council