Byron Bay’s Main Beach carpark will be closed for two nights on 14-15 March 2023.
The reason for the closure is to allow for the installation of concrete wheel stops in the car parking spaces.
“Main Beach carpark is not only a carpark, but it serves as a great place for people to check the surf and take in the spectacular beach vista from the lighthouse right up the coast,” James Flockton, Council’s Infrastructure Planning Coordinator, said.
“At the moment there is no barrier at the end of the car parking spaces that front the ocean, and often drivers are parking over the footpath which is impeding pedestrian access,” Mr Flockton said.
“It’s very tricky for people pushing prams or using mobility devices to navigate the cars.
“The wheel stops will stop drivers unknowingly parking on the footpath and it will be a lot safer for pedestrians as well,” Mr Flockton said.
The carpark will be closed from 8pm to 3am this Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Electronic signs will be in place advising of the closure.
In keeping with the colourful ‘Byron’ vibe, the stops will be painted to represent the sand and the ocean so they can be easily seen by walkers and drivers.