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I have been fortunate to travel from Cape York Qld to Cockle Creek Tassie and as a grandparent always check out the kids’ play areas. I would have to rate Brunswick Heads, Banner kids’ park in front of the glorious Hotel Bruns as the poorest, most unsafe, most dysfunctional children’s play area on the East coast of Australia in one of the most beautiful locations. 

Lift your game Bruns, no thought or child-play experience has gone into this effort. For example, sand stopped being used as surface cover in children’s play areas over twenty years ago owing to disease risks from native and feral animals defecating in it, and then it covers uneven ground for kids to slip on. 

The heavy donut is a terrible weapon for head injury to the young who venture near it, the artistic structures have no relationship to Brunswick history and little functionality for play, the feeling is drab and boring for kids and parents alike. Did anyone research this or did Byron Council just take the cheapest quote? 

Look to Tasmania for the most amazing and innovative kids’ play areas. So disappointed in what could have been a wonderful park, in a wonderful location. Time for the Bruns Chamber to act and replace it.

Roly Dixon, Lennox Head

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  1. Roly, many of us here locally agree with you wholeheartedly. However it is ‘Reflections’ holiday parks you need to write too, as they are the ones who are responsible for this shocker, not our council. Reflections manage Banner, Torakina and The Terrace park grounds.


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