STAY OR GO? The future of the Byron Bay pool is up for debate in the draft masterplan.
STAY OR GO? The future of the Byron Bay pool is up for debate in the draft masterplan. Patrick Gorbunovs

Last chance to make submissions on Byron Bay masterplan

TODAY is your last chance to have a say on Byron Bay Town Centre Draft Masterplan.

The plan is currently on public exhibition and submissions close this afternoon.

There are several controversial aspects of the masterplan - including getting rid of the iconic Main Beach carpark.

At the time of its unveiling, mayor Simon Richardson said differences of opinion would be "inevitable".

More than a year in development by Sydney urban designers McGregor Coxall, the plan has identified about 12 individual precincts in and around the CBD ripe for transformation.

They include the Main Beach carpark and swimming pool, the Butler St reserve, the rail corridor, railway carpark, and the green zone south of Lawson St between Massinger St and Gilmore Crescent.

The potential removal of the pool has generated debate in the community, as has the idea to close off streets to traffic or to create dual-use pedestrian-car malls.

Byron Shire Council has put funds aside to get part of the plan rolling out but it could take up to 15 years to complete.

To lodge a submission, write to General Manager, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or email bbtcm@byron.nsw.gov.au.

View the masterplan at www.byron.nsw.gov.au.



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