Byron Bay loading zones

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Many thanks for your feedback. We will provide an update on the next steps soon.

Council is seeking feedback about proposed loading zones in Byron Bay Central Business District (CBD), so that we can plan traffic and transport infrastructure with local businesses in mind. We are also interested in comments from businesses about the existing loading zones, to ensure parking is managed effectively.

There are not enough loading zones across the Byron CBD, which adds to parking concerns. With changes occurring to Bay Lane the concerns about loading zones are expected to increase.

To help address this, we are proposing to introduce approximately 6 new loading zones across the CBD. Some permanent and some will operate between 5am to 9am.

View the maps to see the location of the proposed and existing loading zones:

For more information


Many thanks for your feedback. We will provide an update on the next steps soon.

Council is seeking feedback about proposed loading zones in Byron Bay Central Business District (CBD), so that we can plan traffic and transport infrastructure with local businesses in mind. We are also interested in comments from businesses about the existing loading zones, to ensure parking is managed effectively.

There are not enough loading zones across the Byron CBD, which adds to parking concerns. With changes occurring to Bay Lane the concerns about loading zones are expected to increase.

To help address this, we are proposing to introduce approximately 6 new loading zones across the CBD. Some permanent and some will operate between 5am to 9am.

View the maps to see the location of the proposed and existing loading zones:

For more information


  • What changes are proposed?

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    13 Aug 2020
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    • Proposed new Loading Zones are located in parallel parking areas only.
    • New Loading Zones are planned to operate between 5am to 9am and not expected to impact business patrons. 5am to 9am operates outside of pay parking hours.
    • The proposed new LZ reflects how loading services already occur on the CBD.
    • There are large parts of the CBD with no LZ in close proximity. This encourages illegal servicing. The proposed layout provides official legal LZ to these shops. Proposed loading zones 2, 3 and 6 are examples of this.

    Download map of loading zones (PDF, 500KB) or view image below. Select an image to view in full screen.

  • Background to the project

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    13 Aug 2020

    Council is aware there are an inadequate number of loading zones across the Byron CBD which, among other issues, adds to parking concerns in the CBD area. With changes occurring to Bay Lane the concerns about loading zones are expected to increase.

    To help address this, Council is proposing to introduce approximately 6 new loading zones across the CBD. Some will be permanent loading zones and some will operate between 5am-9am.

    To make sure we have taken enough factors into account Council would like to get input from businesses on the proposed loading zone locations. We are also interested in any feedback and advice businesses may have in regards to the existing loading zones.

    It is difficult to retro-fit loading zones into an active pay parking scheme without creating flow-on concerns, so there are limits to the number of new loading zones Council is able to introduce, and limits on where we can provide them. Having said that, we are keen to hear your thoughts.


  • About loading zones

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    13 Aug 2020

    In NSW “only drivers of vehicles principally constructed for carrying goods may park their vehicle in a loading zone”.

    This includes vans, trucks, utes and other commercial vehicles, which are allowed to park for 30 minutes unless otherwise signed. correctly

    Station wagons or three-wheeled goods vehicles are permitted to park in loading zones, but only for a maximum time of 15 minutes.

    Any other passenger vehicle is allowed to stop in a loading zone only for the purposes of picking up or dropping off passengers. Loading zones in NSW are often subject to time conditions, outside of which they should be treated as a normal parking area unless otherwise signed.

    Disability permit holders are not permitted to stand or park a vehicle in a loading zone in NSW.