1. What’s going on at North Byron Beach Resort?

We have completed the development of Elements of Byron resort.

This year we will complete the Eco Education Centre. The vision since we acquired the site has been to provide a facility geared toward interactive education. We are up-cycling an old cabin from the Byron Beach Resort days and repurposing it for this Centre, which is located on your left as you drive toward the resort, across from the car park. It will be a multipurpose facility open to third party environment and education groups as well as resort guests.The focus will be on education for sustainable living including food production. The Centre will be 100% powered by the sun and harvest its own rainwater. Surrounding the building will be 500m2 of market gardens and an organic composting facility.

In addition, we have an approval to hold a small number of cultural events on the site. Any events need to work in harmony with the resort, which is the primary land use. The largest event proposed, including car parking and camping, would use up to 9.8 hectares, which is 11% of the 89 hectare site. For more information please click here.

 2. Why did you use the 1987 approval instead of the more recent Becton approval?

The 1987 Byron Beach Resort approval reflected our vision for small cabins dotted throughout the landscape and was more representative of our design approach for the site. The cabins sit lightly on the land, are low scale and in keeping with the ethos we are striving toward in contrast to the more modern and larger housing Becton proposed.

There was also a complete road network and other services already constructed under this consent, which we continue to use.

 3. What are you doing for the koalas?

Koalas forage on koala food trees which occur at the site. The food trees have all been retained. A number of studies have been undertaken to determine how important the site is to koalas. It has been established that koala activity is low and they are considered to transit the site rather than live here. They are encouraged to use the property as a corridor through the resort design. This integrates the resort with koala food trees and provides a link to the Tyagarah Nature Reserve to the north.

4. What is being done about the endangered Pied Oyster Catchers in the Belongil?

Our maintenance team has been working with WetlandCare Australia and Marine Parks Authority on a number of management initiatives. Together we have located active fox dens at the site and with the help of the Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (LHPA) were able to undertake control activities, which had an immediate impact. In addition we assist authorities with management of dogs in this area and provide informative signage on our land where the public access the beach. We continue to engage with the Byron Bird Buddies regarding the protection of this nesting area.

5. Do the general public have access to resort facilities?

Yes. The public are encouraged to use the day spa, restaurant and bar. The public may also book to use the conference and event facilities.

Facilities open only to guests of the resort only are the pools, gym and Beach Club.