Byron Community Market - new proposed location

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Thank you for your feedback! The survey closed 27 May 2021.

The plan for the monthly Byron Community Market to relocate to the Byron Bay town centre is now at the development application stage.

A summary of the feedback collected is below.

Feedback summary

Feedback from the consultation helped refine the market plan, including:

  • Traffic management plan to manage Jonson St closure
  • Reduction in stall numbers meaning no markets in Rails carpark
  • Traffic controllers managing carpark access for customers, deliveries and local business parking
  • Dedicated market stallholder parking
  • Promotion of walking, cycling, and public transport to reduce reliance on cars
  • Placement of stalls to direct exiting foot traffic towards existing town centre businesses
  • Refinement of waste management to reduce waste generated by market stalls

Community feedback report - Byron Community Market relocation (346 KB) (pdf)

About the relocation

The Byron Community Market has been operating from the Main Beach foreshore since 2019, when it was moved from the Butler Street Reserve due to works on the Byron Bay Bypass project. The future use of Butler Street Reserve is awaiting outcomes of site investigations so is uncertain.

Council is proposing to permanently relocate the market to Railway Park and surrounds in the town centre.

This proposal would include closure of Jonson Street next to Railway Park to vehicles for set hours on monthly market days. See map for details.

About the market

The market operates on the 1st Sunday of the month from 6am to 6pm (including set up and pack down) and is approximately 300 stalls.

Thank you for your feedback! The survey closed 27 May 2021.

The plan for the monthly Byron Community Market to relocate to the Byron Bay town centre is now at the development application stage.

A summary of the feedback collected is below.

Feedback summary

Feedback from the consultation helped refine the market plan, including:

  • Traffic management plan to manage Jonson St closure
  • Reduction in stall numbers meaning no markets in Rails carpark
  • Traffic controllers managing carpark access for customers, deliveries and local business parking
  • Dedicated market stallholder parking
  • Promotion of walking, cycling, and public transport to reduce reliance on cars
  • Placement of stalls to direct exiting foot traffic towards existing town centre businesses
  • Refinement of waste management to reduce waste generated by market stalls

Community feedback report - Byron Community Market relocation (346 KB) (pdf)

About the relocation

The Byron Community Market has been operating from the Main Beach foreshore since 2019, when it was moved from the Butler Street Reserve due to works on the Byron Bay Bypass project. The future use of Butler Street Reserve is awaiting outcomes of site investigations so is uncertain.

Council is proposing to permanently relocate the market to Railway Park and surrounds in the town centre.

This proposal would include closure of Jonson Street next to Railway Park to vehicles for set hours on monthly market days. See map for details.

About the market

The market operates on the 1st Sunday of the month from 6am to 6pm (including set up and pack down) and is approximately 300 stalls.

Page last updated: 17 May 2022, 12:40 PM