Byron Bay Interchange


Project overview

The Byron Bay Interchange is 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 Upgrade has been granted.

Town centre parking upgrades

Both the existing Rails Hotel 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

Next Steps

The construction of the Interchange facility is underway with bulk earthworks and buried drainage near completion. Additionally, the amenities block, canopy structure footings and median island are in construction.

The Lawson Street South and Rails Hotel Car Park projects are near completion and due for opening in September.

Keep in touch

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

Community notifications

Planning documents

Project History

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

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.

The project team thanks the community for their feedback.