Michele Grant – Foreshore Protection Group
We got a great outcome at the Council meeting last week. BSC endorsed a new licence agreement for Terrace Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads that excludes all camping within the contentious southern area, which has significant environmental, heritage, and historic value to our community. The new agreement protects the endangered community of Cypress Pine trees, which will remain outside the operational area.
The new licence agreement must be forwarded to the Local Government minister for approval.
In 2012 LG minister Don Page directed Crown Lands into mediation with BSC to resolve contentious issues, so this decision on park boundaries is the outcome of six long years of negotiation. We’re confident NSWCHPT (Reflections) and the minister will finally accept BSC’s determination to protect this EEC (endangered ecological community).
BHPA stalwarts along with Tamara Smith, Greens MP for Ballina, must be congratulated for their perseverance; also Byron’s Greens councillors for the glorious backflip now they’ve caught up on the facts.
Plans of Management for Ferry Reserve and Massy Greene Holiday Parks are promised in coming weeks in time for Christmas!