Final concept plans for the $2.6 million Byron Bay skatepark

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The final concept plans for the new $2.6 million Byron Bay skatepark have been completed and Council is looking for feedback from the community.

The skatepark has been designed by CONVIC, which is regarded as one of the world’s best skatepark designers.

This final concept is the result of feedback from two rounds of public consultation where the information received from more than 300 survey responses has been taken on board by the designers.

The skatepark will be built on a site referred to locally as Sandhills, which is in the centre of Byron Bay between the Library, Youth Activity Centre and Sandhills Childcare Centre.

“This is such an exciting project that is long overdue in Byron Bay,” Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, said.

“The skatepark will cater for all ages and all abilities and will activate a space that is currently under-utilised and attracts antisocial behaviour,” Mayor Richardson said.

“One of the key aims of this project is to allow the community to reclaim a space that has felt unsafe and unwelcoming for many years,” Mayor Richardson said.

People can see the final concept design and leave feedback at Your Say Byron Shire.  The closing date for submissions is 26 March 2021. 

The designers will then review the submissions, make any final changes to the plans and progress to detailed design prior to a tender for construction.

The new skatepark is being funded by the $2.05 million from the NSW Government’s Roads and Infrastructure Election Commitment and $600,000 from Byron Shire Council.

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