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Plans by the state government to develop the Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour will now include a further stakeholder workshop, after it was tabled in NSW parliament on June 2.

The Brunswick Heads Progress Association raised concerns over a lack of community consultation in April.

The NSW minister responsible for the project, Niall Blair (Nationals), responded to a question without notice from former Byron Shire mayor and current Greens MLC, Jan Barham.

She asked, ‘Will the minister commit to carry out direct consultation and engagement with the local community to ensure that any planned use of public land at Brunswick Heads boat harbour will genuinely serve the public interest?’

In part, Mr Blair replied,  ‘A further stakeholder workshop will be conducted to report on community and stakeholder feedback and to present an assessment of options, with a view to identifying the preferred layout for the boat ramp, arena and related parking.

‘Urban design features will then be integrated to produce a final master plan.’

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