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The tea tree lake north of Broken Head will receive stronger protections, according to the state government. Photo The Travelling Light
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Stronger protections for Tea Tree Lake north of Broken Head will be introduced, north coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced, including placing the site on a list of the state’s most sensitive lakes.

Mr Franklin said he had been advocating for the protection and was ‘delighted that [planning] minister Stokes has done just that.’

‘This year both minister Stokes and Aboriginal affairs minister Leslie Williams came to Broken Head to meet with me and local Arakwal leader Delta Kay to hear firsthand how important it is to protect the lake.’

A draft Coastal Management SEPP is now open for public comment until December 23 and, according to the government, ‘will integrate and improve current coastal-related SEPPs and ensure that future coastal development is appropriate and sensitive to our coastal environment, and that we maintain public access to beaches and foreshore areas.’

For more info visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Coastal-Reform.  

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