Tiny homes idea for Byron Bay rail corridor to address housing crisis

ABC North Coast / By Bruce MacKenzie Posted TueTuesday 11 MayMay 2021 at 11:17am, updated TueTuesday 11 MayMay 2021 at 11:32am

Byron Shire Council is exploring the possibility of putting hundreds of temporary tiny homes in the shire’s rail corridor.

The Housing for Locals project is part of a strategy proposed by Acting Mayor Michael Lyon.

He said there was room in the corridor to accommodate the buildings without affecting the disused track.

The north coast line was closed in 2004, although a solar-powered train has been running along a three-kilometre stretch of the track linking a resort with the Byron Bay CBD since late 2017.

Cr Lyon said support from the NSW government could provide a relatively quick fix to the area’s accommodation crisis.

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