18.2 C
Byron Shire
June 16, 2024

Bruns foreshores benefits from NSW budget

Latest News

Self-defence explained

For those still confused, killing 38,000 unarmed civilians, a third of which were children, would not be self-defence, (however...

Other News

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

Ballina Council blacklists wrong tree

The Macaranga tanarius is a tree that is commonly seen as a pioneer species in disturbed rainforest areas. In...

Local runners impress at national championships

Byron Bay Runners are producing some of the best track runners in the country, with five of our senior squad athletes finishing in the top ten in their events at Athletics Australia’s recent national championships held in Adelaide, back in April.

New Australian Marbles Champion

After a five-year hiatus the battle for the title of Australian Marbles Champion again took place as part of the Old & Gold Festival held in Brunswick Heads last Saturday.

Bringing the ‘Funky Bus’ to town

Louey Howell and the Funkatu Collective are an original psychedelic, bush funk band who combine an eclectic fusion of reggae, soul, ska and hip-hop into a delightfully delicious explosion of funky goodness guaranteed to get your booty shakin’.


Following certain developments over the last couple of weeks, it is starkly obvious that those at the ICC in...

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.

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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Following certain developments over the last couple of weeks, it is starkly obvious that those at the ICC in the Hague believe that ‘c’...

Youth suicide?

ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate? The Elders are using Aussie Rules to keep youth occupied and...

Affordable housing

I’m wondering how long before the temporary emergency disaster relief housing project on Prince Street, Mullumbimby becomes permanent, or has that happened already? Don’t...

Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.