Byron Council Seeks Ideas for Placemaking

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Byron Shire Council has $60,000 available in Town Centre Placemaking Seed Fund to fund numerous projects to attract the creative talents of the shire.

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson said the council was looking for projects that had the capacity to transform the town’s underutilised public places and lane ways.

“A key outcome of the development of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan has been the strong request to activate areas in the town centre,” he said.

“We want spaces that allow us to gather, to talk, to be inspired or be creative.

“With the support of a newly created funding pool at the last Council meeting, we can now showcase the unique and innovative nature of our much loved and iconic town and achieve an authentic sense of place.

“If you have an idea, we’d love to hear from you. Let’s explore how we can work together to deliver your project.

“Types of activation events might include murals and street art, parklets, eat streets, pop-up shops, edible gardens, mobile art gallery, or creative lighting displays. We are also excited about possible creative ways to provide amenities such as creative bike racks, seats, lighting and bins for example.”

A project plan must accompany the expression of interest submission and detail consultation/engagement, requirements for licenses, road closures or regulatory requirements.

Council will hold two information sessions for potential applicants on Wednesday, February 3, at 2-3pm or 5.30-6.30pm.

For information go to: www.byron.nsw.gov.au/ placemaking.

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