139 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Inspired by Byron’s unique natural setting and casual way of life, Jonson Lane will provide an exciting mix of residential apartments and laneway style retail.

Anchored by an open central courtyard and laneway, the precinct has been conceived to foster dynamic human exchange.

With the new Byron Bay bypass entering the township at Jonson Lane, at the southern end of Jonson Street, we are positioned at the gateway to the CBD.

Among the courtyard tenancies will be established and emerging operators who share the Byron Bay ethos of ‘whole, real and together’. As locals we are so proud to be sharing this space and this opportunity. 


Byron Bay is a community where casual interactions hold us together. Working with our architects and landscape architects we designed the precinct with numerous spaces and opportunities for exchange. Formal and informal spaces where locals and visitors can interact or just be.

The intensive planting – vine walls, podium planters, two storey green walls, deep soil and streetscape planting – lifts the spaces from the purely commercial. The commercial space is set back underneath a deep awning and continuous pergola with climbing vines running along Jonson and Browning Streets. Opening to the sky, the courtyard and bustling laneway provide breathing space.

For material selections we went for natural and muted tones that will age gracefully rather than using brash or bold colours. We wanted to give the landscape the voice rather than competing with it, so we preferred the muted palette. As you arrive into town at the new roundabout the view is right into the heart of the courtyard. So providing that sense of nature, of green, became even more important.”

Jade Myers
Director, Myers Ellyett Architects