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December 3, 2021

Bruns Terrace Park POM tabled Thursday

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Lifelong Brunswick Heads local Darcy O’Meara walks among the historic cypress pines planted by WWI veterans in the southern section of The Terrace, which have been heavily pruned over the years much to locals’ concern. Byron Shire Council is now undertaking a study of the park.

Formalising management for one of the three holiday parks in Brunswick Heads will be up for discussion at this Thursday’s Council meeting.

While NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) operate all three Brunswick Heads holiday parks – and 35 across NSW – councillors are required to give their consent to the plans.

Staff have recommended in the agenda that councillors place conditions on the Terrace Park in Brunswick Heads as a ‘way of going forward’ for the state-run NSWCHPT ‘to lodge an approval to operate with Council for the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park.’ 

The current Terrace Reserve Holiday Park map presented within Council’s extra agenda suggests 7m foreshore setbacks to the operational boundary.

Cabins rejigged

The plan also proposes reducing the 98 powered/unpowered camping sites to 66 but increasing southern camping from 29 to 38 sites.

Increasing cabins from 10 to 22 is also proposed, along with maintaining the level of permanent residents at 27.

Staff suggest that the contentious southern Cypress Pine precinct, known to have been planted as a memorial to locals who fought in WWI, should ‘be restricted to short-term camping sites with no permanent residents or cabins to be relocated to the area.’ 

‘Camping practices in Southern Cypress Pine Precinct will observe and protect structural root zones of the Cypress Pines.’ 

Staff also suggest that remaining permanent residents will be relocated to the north western precinct. 

‘The Trust will negotiate to form a consolidated central permanent residents’ precinct, which will be made to comply with the 3m setback from top of bank to any structure as a minimum.

‘The Trust will make endeavours to achieve 10m setback from top of the bank to any structure wherever feasible. Remaining permanent residents will be relocated to the northwestern precinct.’

At Thursday’s meeting, councillors will also table a coastal policy update and discuss the Byron Bay urban recycled-water connection policy. The meeting will be held in the Mullum chambers and starts at 9am.


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