The No Stopping signs and boulders at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach Road, Broken Head, will be removed after councillors last week voted to ‘endorse the action plan for wider community consultation.’
Cr Paul Spooner’s motion was supported by all councillors, and will also ‘create a proper turning circle and car parking area’ at the location.
During debate, the unique biodiversity significance of Broken Head was discussed, as well as its increased popularity for visitors owing to social media and travel websites.
Recent parking restrictions had upset locals, said the mayor, and he said that recent bushfires from campfires and illegally parked cars along the narrow dirt road have been an access issue for emergency services. A budget of $20,000 for ‘concept infrastructure planning investigations’ and other measures will also be considered.
A neighbourhood watch is part of the action plan, which invites locals to get involved with monitoring the area.
A lack of responses from both the Police and NPWS requesting support in these matters has been noted, and councillors have asked staff to write to them again, ‘requesting an urgent response.’