New hope for start on road’s repair

Byron Council last week endorsed the full restoration of the collapsed section of Lighthouse Road and adjacent boardwalk at Byron Bay.

More than four years after the road collapsed during a massive and damaging storm, the council also voted to call for tenders for the job once detailed and documentation work was completed.

A report to last week’s meeting said the design and documentation should be completed by the end of October.

It said if a tender was accepted by the council, it was estimated a contractor would be engaged by June next year.

Based on the current program, the proposed piled wall and boardwalk ‘may be’ completed by September to December next year, the report said.

The first attempt by the council to get the job done ended in failure, with only one tender received with a quote well outside the budget.

According to the report presented to the council, the latest option should attract more interest from contractors.

Funding for the work will be administered by the Roads and Traffic Authority through the disaster relief program.

The most recent traffic count showed Lighthouse Road carried 3630 vehicles a day.

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