Plans of Management for Brunswick Heads Caravan Parks and foreshore parklands are on public exhibition from 23 December to 21 February.
This is the fifth attempt by North Coast Holiday Parks to prepare plans of management since 2000, however the plans make no reference to Byron Council’s new licence conditions adopted on 9 August 2012, which included new ‘negotiated’ park boundaries.
Once again park management has sought to maximise park encroachments and ignored the legal requirement to implement a three-metre foreshore buffer zone in Terrace Park to enable public access along the riverbank.
Access is clearly important as the plans propose new formalised designated pathways around adjoining public parklands in Torakina, Terrace, Banner and Memorial parks.
A new two-storey manager’s residence and cabin precinct is proposed for disputed land at Massey Greene. Ferry foreshore has not been retained for public recreation and access to the public boat ramp will remain at the discretion of park management.
Park management has again chosen to ignore community preferred outcomes and is intent on pursuing maximum profits without regard for the social or environmental impacts.
You can access the plans at www.northcoastholidaypark.com.au and click on ‘About Us’.
Hard copies are available at Bruns Library. A public meeting will be held later this month to discuss the proposed plans and prepare public submissions.
Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group