Byron Bay man Allan Cowley is calling on other Lighthouse Road residents to join a protest action tomorrow over the Byron Shire Council failure to repair the section of walkway that collapsed in 2005.
Byron Bay man Allan Cowley is calling on other Lighthouse Road residents to join a protest action tomorrow over the Byron Shire Council failure to repair the section of walkway that collapsed in 2005.

Protest tomorrow at Lighthouse Rd

IT has been five years tomorrow since the walkway at Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, collapsed after heavy rain.

The walkway had been constructed only a few years before using state and local government funding.

The purpose was to ensure safety of cyclists and pedestrians using Lighthouse Road between Captain Cook Lookout and Brooke Drive above Clarke's Beach at Byron Bay.

For the last five years one lane of the road has been closed and traffic has had to patiently wait and be controlled by Byron's first set of traffic lights.

Pedestrian traffic has been diverted onto the roadway protected by plastic traffic bollards.

Funding for a replacement walkway has been provided by State Disaster Relief within weeks of the collapse but for one reason or another, the road has yet to be fixed.

Byron Bay residents plan a protest at 7.30am tomorrow at the point where the walkway collapse starts at the southern end, adjacent to the junction with No name lane.



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