Byron Bay Additional Flow Path - A drainage upgrade project

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The Additional Flow Path will better manage the flow of treated water from the Byron Sewage Treatment Plant.


Part of the Byron Arts and Industry Precinct Plan,

currently open for public submissions.


The Additional Flow Path is a drainage upgrade project to better manage treated water from the Byron Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and stormwater flows across the Belongil Catchment area.

The proposed additional flow path will use public drainage land within the Byron Arts and Industry Estate. New pipeline will be required from the Byron STP to the Industrial Drain. Green areas will be created as part of the public drainage upgrade.

Location

The Additional Flow Path stretches over 2.3km in length. It extends from the Byron Bay Wetlands (at the STP), diagonally south-east across the Byron Industrial Estate (using the Industrial Drain corridor) and continues to Ewingsdale Road. It rejoins the Central Drain at the southern end of Belongil Creek.


Current stage

The project is currently in the detailed design and tender process for construction of the Additional Flow Path.

Council is inviting feedback from the community, and specifically, adjacent businesses and residents, prior to construction. Contributions and feedback on this project will be evaluated and incorporated into planning for the next stage.

The Project Team are available to answer questions directly via the Q&A tab or email the Project Team. Closing date for questions is 10 June 2020.

Community can also view this project as part of the Byron Arts and Industry Precinct Plan, currently open for public submissions. Closing date for submissions on this project is 26 May 2020.


Next steps

The Project Team will evaluate feedback and incorporate it into planning for the next stage.



Part of the Byron Arts and Industry Precinct Plan,

currently open for public submissions.


The Additional Flow Path is a drainage upgrade project to better manage treated water from the Byron Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and stormwater flows across the Belongil Catchment area.

The proposed additional flow path will use public drainage land within the Byron Arts and Industry Estate. New pipeline will be required from the Byron STP to the Industrial Drain. Green areas will be created as part of the public drainage upgrade.

Location

The Additional Flow Path stretches over 2.3km in length. It extends from the Byron Bay Wetlands (at the STP), diagonally south-east across the Byron Industrial Estate (using the Industrial Drain corridor) and continues to Ewingsdale Road. It rejoins the Central Drain at the southern end of Belongil Creek.


Current stage

The project is currently in the detailed design and tender process for construction of the Additional Flow Path.

Council is inviting feedback from the community, and specifically, adjacent businesses and residents, prior to construction. Contributions and feedback on this project will be evaluated and incorporated into planning for the next stage.

The Project Team are available to answer questions directly via the Q&A tab or email the Project Team. Closing date for questions is 10 June 2020.

Community can also view this project as part of the Byron Arts and Industry Precinct Plan, currently open for public submissions. Closing date for submissions on this project is 26 May 2020.


Next steps

The Project Team will evaluate feedback and incorporate it into planning for the next stage.


  • How does the Additional Flow Path benefit the community?

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    The Additional Flow Path project will bring improved social and recreational benefits through the Byron Arts and Industry Estate with more green areas, including a new shaded pathway/cycleway, pedestrian bridge and water sensitive urban design landscaping.

    More broadly, the project will:

    • Reduce the constant flows of treated water through the western Union Drain to reduce risk to soil and farmland;
    • Improve water quality within the Belongil Catchment through water sensitive urban design, which further treats water flows and reduces nutrient concentrations before entering Belongil Creek;
    • Use an existing drainway which offers an opportunity to improve stormwater quality (with highly treated water) and minimise cost;
    • Improve pedestrian/cycle movements within the Byron Arts and Industry Estate with the construction of new shaded and landscaped pathways and a pedestrian bridge;
    • Provide new green areas for the community and local fauna as well as providing a buffer for flooding events; and
    • Align with the Byron Arts & Industry Estate Precinct Plan.





    The Additional Flow Path project will bring improved social and recreational benefits through the Byron Arts and Industry Estate with more green areas, including a new shaded pathway/cycleway, pedestrian bridge and water sensitive urban design landscaping.

    More broadly, the project will:

    • Reduce the constant flows of treated water through the western Union Drain to reduce risk to soil and farmland;
    • Improve water quality within the Belongil Catchment through water sensitive urban design, which further treats water flows and reduces nutrient concentrations before entering Belongil Creek;
    • Use an existing drainway which offers an opportunity to improve stormwater quality (with highly treated water) and minimise cost;
    • Improve pedestrian/cycle movements within the Byron Arts and Industry Estate with the construction of new shaded and landscaped pathways and a pedestrian bridge;
    • Provide new green areas for the community and local fauna as well as providing a buffer for flooding events; and
    • Align with the Byron Arts & Industry Estate Precinct Plan.