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