18.7 C
Byron Shire
September 21, 2021

Who’s responsible for the Bruns toilets?

Latest News

Long COVID and the science, so far…

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.

Other News

How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

New COVID – casual contact location – BP Chinderah Southbound

NNSWLHD has been notified of a new casual contact venue visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19 who travelled between Sydney and Brisbane for work.

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.


Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating...

‘A quick buck’

Did you know there is a fortune to be made in Federal? Forget Airbnb it is far too labour...

Steve Edmonds, (CEO)Reflections Holiday Parks

I wish to provide some clarification from Reflections Holiday Parks about our management of the toilets and facilities at Banner Park, Torakina Reserve and Terrace Reserve in Brunswick Heads.

While these facilities are located on public reserves managed by Reflections Holiday Parks, cleaning and mowing of the reserves is Byron Shire Council’s responsibility – paid for by Reflections. This maintenance includes cleaning of the amenity blocks and BBQs as well as mowing the reserves.

Any concerns or complaints regarding the cleanliness of these facilities should be directed to Byron Shire Council to address.

Reflections Holiday Parks pay Byron Shire Council a substantial amount ($251,229) each year to maintain the reserves and these facilities for the use and enjoyment of the local community. This is in addition to Reflections paying Council rates and sewer charges.

There has been confusion around who to call when these facilities are unclean. All complaints made to Reflections Holiday Parks are forwarded to Byron Shire Council for their immediate attention. It is disappointing to see so many concerns raised regarding the cleanliness of these facilities.

During peak holiday periods, including Easter, October school holidays and the December/January school holidays, Byron Shire Council are required to clean these facilities twice a day.

Byron Shire Council are also required to lock these the amenity blocks nightly to reduce the risk of vandalism in the area.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. This sentence to me is interesting:
    “While these facilities are located on public reserves managed by Reflections Holiday Parks, cleaning and mowing of the reserves is Byron Shire Council’s responsibility – paid for by Reflections.”
    The reserves are managed by Reflections Holiday Parks. Part of that management would be to make sure the Reserve was mowed and the toilets cleaned even though the actual labor is carried out by Council outdoor staff. Reflections pay Council for that service. It is assumed Reflections continue to pay Council when all they have to do is withdraw paying Council when a complaint is verified.
    Letters are being published in the media to warn the public of Health risks and it is assumed Council nor Reflection have not verified the uncleanliness of the toilets when this a Health matter.
    My advice would be to the complainant would be to set in train an official complaint to the NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard. He has just won an election.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

ScoMo does it again

ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment. What is an essential worker? Surely someone paying 50...

Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their head out the rabbit hole...

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.