Help spend $3 million in the north of Byron Shire

HOW would you spend $3 million on infrastructure projects in the north of Byron Shire?

Byron Shire Council has shorted listed 13 potential projects and need your help to prioritise the works.

The funding allocation is a result of the land sales from the former Roundhouse site.

Mayor Simon Richardson said the tough part was, "we can't do them all".

"Like any household budget, we have a dollar limit that we need to work within," he said.

"There are plenty of places where the money could be spent in the north. This is your opportunity to help us distribute the funds.

"We've created a budget allocator that can help you out. Jump online choose the projects that add up to the budget and hit submit. The challenge is you need to stick to our budget."

Can't make it and don't have access to a computer? Phone 6685 9300 and complete your budget over the phone.

The 13 shortlisted projects include road reconstructions at Kolora Way (stage 2), Coomburra Crescent, Wahlooga Way, Yamble Drive and Orana Road in Ocean Shores; Beach Avenue, Peter, Robin and Helen Streets in South Golden Beach; and River Street and The Esplanade in New Brighton.

The projects range in price from $200,000 to more than $1million.

The community is also being asked to choose from spending $330,000 at either Water Lily Park in Ocean Shores or split amongst spaces at Fern Beach Playground ($59,000), South Golden Beach Hall Playground ($59,000), Waterlily Park Playscape ($100,000) and Devines Hill board walk and amenity improvements ($112,000).

Feedback is required by Monday, May 9.

Visit Your Say Byron Shire or drop into an information stand at the New Brighton Farmers Markets on April 19 and 26.

Staff will also be at the Ocean Shores Shopping Centre from 2pm to 6pm on Tuesday, April 19 and 26.



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