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As E Sharman stated in her recent letter on  ‘Bruns power play’, Byron Shire councillors, whatever their persuasion need to realise their legislative power in relation to the caravan parks in Brunswick Heads.

Just to sum up the big picture of what the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust and its business entity, North Coast Holiday Parks, have done in their exhibited plans of management:

1. Ignored Council’s licensing approvals that protect inalienable public lands along the foreshores of the Brunswick River

2. Ignored legislative requirements for setbacks

3. Proposed developing land under lease to the Brunswick Heads Fishermen’s Co-operative as a de-facto extension of the Massey Greene caravan park without doing the required investigations as to the induced pedestrian and vehicular traffic that can be expected to the small watercraft ramp

4. Expanded caravan park activities onto the grassed foreshore at Ferry Reserve and restrict public access to the boat ramp

5. Taken over approximately 14,000 square metres of additional land into the Ferry Reserve caravan park with intent to take more

6. Taken approximately 11,000 square metres of encroached land into The Terrace caravan park

7. Taken over 3,000 square metres encroached land into Massey Greene caravan park

8. Used Ordinance 71, Clause 108, for highly suspect purposes to justify ‘exemptions’ and ‘savings provisions’ in parts of the caravan parks that remain unidentified

9. Continued to operate Ferry Reserve caravan park on a licence that expired on 1 July 2012

10. Completely dismissed points of agreement reached 15 February 2013 with representatives from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Department of Lands, Grafton.

These behaviours are unconscionable and reflect poorly on those public servants who owe fidelity of duty to the responsible minister for Crown Lands, Andrew Stoner, and put the minister for local government Don Page and the delegated powers of our Byron Shire councillors in opposition to them.

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads

 

 


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