We want your feedback about Cape Byron lighthouse heritage management

Thursday 12 September 2019
Tell us what you think about our draft heritage management plan for the Cape Byron lighthouse.
cape byron lighthouse

The Cape Byron Lightstation was placed on the Commonwealth Heritage List in 2004 for its contribution to the establishment of marine Aids to Navigation (AtoN) along the New South Wales coast, the rarity of its Henry-Lepaute optic, its overarching aesthetic characteristics, unique technical features, and immense social value. 

Situated 2 kilometres east of Byron Bay’s Central Business District (CBD), the lightstation is located on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.

The larger part of the lightstation which includes the two cottages lies outside of our lease and is managed by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. The Lightstation is open to visitors all year round. 

This heritage management plan is concerned mainly with the lighthouse, but also addresses the management of the surrounding precinct and land. 

The plan is intended to guide our decisions and actions. We have prepared this plan to integrate the heritage values of the lightstation in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000

Being well built and generally well maintained, the Lighthouse precinct is in relatively good, stable condition. The policies and management guidelines set out in this heritage management plan strive to ensure that the Commonwealth heritage values of the Cape Byron Lightstation are recognised, maintained, and preserved for future generations.

Find out more and make a submission.