My wife and I have now come from England to Brunswick Heads three times over three years because we so love its undeveloped nature, including the naturalness of the foreshore and parks.
The lack of man-made walkways as at other towns is to us part of the attraction, so we would be very disappointed to see a walkway, or to see the parks seriously eaten into for parking, as currently proposed.
If the works are totally necessary, the key point will be keeping the rural feel of the foreshore.
This will mean NOT using concrete road kerbs, tarmac, street lighting, intrusive railings etc.
Having seen the effect of road kerbs and lighting on a section of road in our English rural district – how it suddenly felt urban – we would strongly urge that these materials are not used.
Please do not give the village a Queensland-resort feel.
Mark Raes, West Chiltington, Sussex, England