Council workers give Byron Shire's walkways a clean.  Photo Contributed
Council workers give Byron Shire's walkways a clean. Photo Contributed Contributed

Byron gets a spruce up in time for the holidays

BYRON Shire Council is readying itself for the annual influx of holiday makers by ensuring that streets, footpaths and parks are clean and welcoming.

Garden beds around Byron Bay have been replanted and weeded, toilet facilities and amenities have been spring cleaned, additional rubbish bins put into place, and additional temporary toilets provided at main beach.

Even the Town Clock has been repainted and is looking brand new.

Staff are also actively cleaning footpaths around the Byron Bay CBD to ensure that the town is gleaming.

Council General Manager, Ken Gainger said that the recent installation of CCTV cameras and improved street lighting around the CBD will also help to ensure that bad behavior is discouraged and perpetrators brought to the attention of police.

He said that he hoped visitors and locals would feel safe and welcome in Byron and that New Years Eve would be a safe and enjoyable time for the many families that come to Byron to enjoy Soul Street and the many attractions that make Byron one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations.



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