Byron Bay Interchange


Project overview

The Byron Bay Interchange is being delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, a NSW Government initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure across the state.

As part of the program, the Byron Bay Interchange Upgrade will provide an interchange precinct that is accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.

Key benefits

  • a bus shelter design sympathetic to local heritage 
  • an allocated area for kiss and ride and taxi services
  • an accessible parking space
  • allocated seating space for those with reduced mobility
  • a new amenities building with a family accessible toilet and ambulant toilet
  • an upgraded pedestrian crossing to formally link to the town centre
  • upgrades to the heritage water tower, including stabilisation works
  • landscaping using native species
  • three dedicated coach and bus bays
  • an additional bay for shuttle and mini-bus services
  • improved car parking facilities in the town centre.
In progress

Project status

Planning approval for the Byron Bay Interchange has been granted.

All submissions received during the public display period were reviewed as part of the planning approval process and have been addressed in the Determination Report.

Town centre parking upgrades

Both the existing Rails Car Park and Lawson Street South Car Park will receive upgrades including drainage, regrading and surface improvements, new kerb and gutters, landscaping, lighting and CCTV.

The South Lawson Street Car Park will feature 30 new parking spaces, including one accessible space and four motorbike parking spaces. The Rails Car Park will have 57 new parking spaces, including three accessible spaces, and an additional 8 staff parking spaces.

Project history

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was on public display from Thursday 23 May until Thursday 6 June 2019.

The REF and supporting documentation was available to view at the Byron Bay Shire Council, Byron Bay Library, Transport for NSW’s Office, and digitally on this web page. Stakeholders and the community were invited to provide feedback on the proposed designs during the public display period.

Key themes that emerged were:

  • General support for the project 
  • Questions about how the interchange will impact the look and feel of the area
  • Requests for the heritage significance of the area to be carefully considered 

No personal information is identified in the Determination Report. All feedback is kept in accordance with our privacy obligations.

Next Steps

A contract for construction of the new interchange will be awarded in the coming weeks. The community will be notified prior to site establishment and the start of construction, which is expected in the coming months. Construction is expected to take around 14 months to complete. 

Keep in touch

If you would like to receive project updates please contact us on
1800 684 490 or email


Community notifications

Planning documents