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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

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Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part...

Sticking to facts

Roger Cotgreave, Byron Bay Thanks to The Echo for reporting scientific facts around the pandemic and not relying on social media...

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

There’s a Byron Shire north?

Jenny Mansfield, Ocean Shores I received a calendar via letterbox drop from Alan Hunter ‘Vote 1 for Byron Shire Council’. They...

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Federal MP and rural Drs blast NSW Premier Berejiklian over Pfizer supplies

The decision by NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian to redirect Pfizer supplies from the North Coast to Sydney has drawn criticism from local Federal MP Justine Elliot.

The compulsory acquisition of part of Riverside Crescent (Lot 10 DP 116954) merely added that land to the Ferry Crown Reserve. It did not carry with it any legal right to use it as part of the operational area of the caravan park. The blatant closure of Riverside Crescent is a pre-emptive claim by North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP) and North Coast Administration Trust (NCAT).

The former road reserve was 20m wide. Over 50 per cent of its width is grassed and joins the Crown Reserve along the foreshore (Part Lot 2 of Lot 102 DP 851964) to make up the land along the Brunswick River that has long been seen as providing not only public recreational space for both the general public and caravan park patrons, but also forming part of the walkway ALONG the foreshores of the Brunswick River to the Bowling Club at the southern end of Brunswick Heads.

It is imperative that this land is kept outside the operational area of the caravan park. A confidential report to the DOL in Sept 2005, page 30, reads in part, ‘the DOL could consider long-term commercial leases for each of the four (4) parks’. If this is acted upon, now or in the future, then it is critical, in terms of the ‘public interest’, that foreshore land is kept outside the operational boundaries of the caravan parks.

Furthermore, NCHP and NCAT’s management cannot be relied upon to give credible advice to the minister, be it legal or otherwise. Consequently, it will be up to concerted pressure by members of the community on Minister Don Page ([email protected]) to endorse in full the licensing conditions of Council’s 9 August resolution (Resolution 12.-627).

Patricia Warren,
Brunswick Heads


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