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Brunswick Heads foreshore parks are set for a makeover.

Public funds have been allocated for projects in Brunswick Heads, earmarked in the recent NSW Budget.

The office of NSW Nationals MLC Ben Franklin told The Echo the funding in the budget ‘is a continuation of the commitment made by the government and some of this work has been completed or is underway’.

Brunswick Heads foreshore projects, according to Mr Franklin’s office, consists of ‘environmental and recreational improvements and upgrades to facilities and amenities at Torakina Reserve, Banner Park, and Terrace Reserve, Brunswick Heads’.

‘The improvement will provide much-needed facilities for the benefit and enjoyment of locals and visitors and will resolve the ongoing degradation of the reserves’.

In Banner Park a new playground, paths, park furniture, landscaping and sculpture is planned, along with ‘Improved creek access stairs and ramps, rock wall repairs, terrace erosion and creek access points’.

Pathways and renos

In Terrace Park, plans include, ‘Additions to and renovation of amenities building including two compliant disabled toilets’.

New pathways, a children’s playground and upgrading of park furniture, BBQ and picnic facilities and landscaping are planned.

And in Torakina Reserve, the amenities building will be renovated, ‘including two compliant disabled toilets’.

A new public car park will be constructed, and the Torakina Beach carpark upgraded.

Franklins office also says pathways and associated infrastructure between Simpsons Creek and Torakina Beach will be upgraded.

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