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June 25, 2024

Saving Brunswick pines

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Asren Pugh, Labor candidate for Ballina

Saving the pines is just not enough. The community of Brunswick Heads has been fighting for years to save the green space at southern Terrace Reserve.

Bruns is feeling the pressure of increasing population and the added pressure of rapidly increasing tourist numbers, just like the rest of Byron Shire.

This space must be returned to the community. It is an important WWI memorial park to many. It is a safe place to play for local children. It is an important access point to and along Simpsons Creek.

The promise of $160,000 in Save Our Species funding does nothing to return this space to the community. It will simply be used to help fatten up Reflections for the government’s privatisation plans. It will be used for the mythical ‘load cells’ that just enable more permanent camping.

We cannot get distracted by promises to save the pines in isolation. We need a real commitment to not privatise our holiday parks and to return this green space at southern Terrace Reserve to the community.


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  1. The idea of increasing tourist numbers is to increase the economy for the residents already here is Byron Shire. It seems that to decrease the tourist numbers would increase the economy for local residents.
    The tourist is not paying his or her way.

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