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Bayside, The Corso

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads A clear description of the proposed development as presented to the public was of 37 boarding...

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Winter cross-country up and running in Ballina


The Ballina Athletics Club has started its winter series of weekly cross country runs at Shelley Beach and is expecting up to 300 regulars in its 41st year.

Poor Pauline

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Fundraiser for EB at the Beachy

At any given moment around 500,000 people, mostly children, live with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) a group of rare medical conditions that result in easy blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. 

My wife and I have been visitors to Brunswick Heads for the past 40 years. In all that time it has been largely unspoiled, untainted by the rampant development that has ruined Byron Bay. Apart from its 19th century toilets, little has changed – or needed to.

The more disturbing then, to learn from the pages of the Echo and from frequent conversations with local residents, of development plans for its parks and foreshores. Those we have spoken to see this as a sinister foretaste of things to come. The operators and fixers won’t stop there.

There are few places on the Australian coast which have managed to keep the developers and moneymen at bay. Let us hope Brunswick residents – and the Byron council – can resist this noxious adventure by the Holiday Parks Trust.

Philip Coppin Wilson, Miami, Qld


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