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March 23, 2023

Byron Council in court with Reflections Holiday Parks

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Terrace Reserve camping which, residents say has contributed to the protected trees dying off. Photo Sean O’Meara

According to resident Michele Grant, who has followed the issues plaguing Reflections Holiday Parks for years, the dispute relates to a vegetation plan and plan of management, in what is known to be a sensitive environmental zone.

She told The Echo, both management plans were amended and presented on the day of mediation between both parties, and were rejected by the commissioner.

‘After 15 years of this process, the plans were deemed inadequate, so they were deferred’.

Stella and Spike Dodd hear how their grandfather, Darcey O’meara watered the Norfolk Pines in the Terrace Reserve Caravan Park when he attended Brunswick Heads Primary School

‘Our local community is seriously alarmed and distressed by the encroachment of Holiday Park activities into the southern section of Terrace Reserve. Since the early 2000s, our community has witnessed significant environmental damage caused by the incremental changes and intensification of Holiday Park use in this protected area.

‘Byron Shire Council has consistently included provision to prohibit Holiday Park activities in the Southern section of Terrace Park in Activity Approval determinations in August 2012, December 2015, September 2018 and December 2020, owing to the serious and irreversible impacts of Park activities on the protected community of coastal cypress pine trees’.

She says the case has been deferred until April 16.

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  1. The State Government does not swear an oath to the people of the State. We get to vote to give us the impression that we live in a democracy. The State Government is a corporation, and the people are it’s slaves to do as they are told. We do have an option, it’s called Australia One. Look at there policy’s and make sure you vote. and make your voice heard. And stop the ballot rigging.
    That’s how we got these criminals, they give you pencils to vote with in the key spots they need to swing. And stop them useing electronic voting as that is proved to be rigged.


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