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NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) is embarking on a community consultation exercise on 8 November through the caravan parks in Brunswick Heads.

During the proposed walkabouts NSWCHPT will be giving information about their draft proposed amendments to the Plans of Management (POM) for the caravan parks.

Those who have registered for the sessions need to be prepared with meaningful questions as opposed to outrightly accepting their development ‘concepts’ to take prime foreshore parkland into their commercial operation.

I would strongly urge participants to ask that the following be identified on any maps, or better still ground-truthed during these walks and the following questions given substantive answers:

  1. Where are the boundaries of the Crown Reserve?
  2. Where is a clearly defined foreshore boundary for each of the caravan parks shown on the maps?
  3. Where are the boundaries for the area that NSWCHPT want for their commercial operations?
  4. Where are the boundaries that Council decided?
  5. Why is NSWCHPT ignoring/dismissing Council’s legislative power to determine the operational boundaries and conditions of operation?
  6. Why is the 10m setback from a foreshore boundary been ignored in Massy Greene
  7. How is public access to be maintained to the public boat ramp at Ferry
  8. Why is NSWCHPT refusing to leave the grassed foreshore area at Ferry as shared open space?
  9. Why at the Terrace has park management continued to ignore a tree management strategy to date for the WW1 Memorial Coastal Cypress Pines, part of a colony of Threatened and Endangered Species when it was known since 2010?
  10. What time frame is given for the reinstatement of the buffer zone/unfettered walkway along the top of the riverbank of Simpson’s Creek? How does this compare to the time frame already given in Council’s resolutions?
  11. Is the 3m buffer zone inside the operational boundaries and if so what are the implications in the event of sale/leasing of the caravan parks?

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads







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