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April 19, 2024

Brunswick Heads v the Crown

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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

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Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads

North Coast Holiday Parks/North Coast Accommodation Trust is well aware that the operational boundaries of the caravan park at Ferry Reserve never did – nor does Byron Shire Council intend that they ever will – include Riverside Crescent. This was restated in Council’s latest licensing conditions 9 August 2012! Those conditions continued to exclude all the land, inclusive of the bituminised road surface across the grassed area to the high-water mark from the operational area of the caravan park, ie outside the legal boundaries.

The compulsory acquisition of part of Riverside Crescent meant that it was merely added to the Crown reserve. It is nothing less than foul play if not illegal for NCHP/NCAT to pre-empt its change of use!

Barricading Riverside Crescent while allowing vehicular movement to the boat ramp and along the foreshore is nothing less than an act of provocation, particularly in the current climate of impasse between NCHP/NCAT and Byron Shire Council over the current licensing conditions.

The fact that a group of extremely well-informed locals had the courage to bring attention to what is happening at Ferry Reserve – and to the bigger picture of the caravan parks issue – puts the public in debt to them.

Those reading of this latest episode are strongly encouraged to drive down Riverside Crescent to the boat ramp and enjoy the foreshore. This used to be public recreational space, ie parkland, right along the foreshore, and could still be if people support what these locals have got the courage to fight for.


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What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

WATER Northern Rivers says Rous County Council is wrong

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance says despite decades of objection, Rous County Council have just commissioned yet another heritage and biodiversity study in the Rocky Creek valley, between Dunoon and The Channon, in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.