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The recent drain clearing in Bayside Brunswick, while most welcome, has resulted in significant destruction to native vegetation on either side of the bush path between Bayside Way and the sportsfields.

Council or its contractors have shown no regard for this important piece of natural bushland, which supports an enormous variety of plants and forms part of the shrinking wildlife corridors in the area.

Sludge from the drain has been dumped without any care or planning, crushing nearby vegetation. Machinery has also crushed and splintered native shrubs and trees.

The day before the clearing, I observed a flock of small birds (which I had not seen before in the area) feeding on a small forest tree in full flower. That tree now lies crushed on the side of the path.

Whatever happened to the much-vaunted green credentials of this Shire?

I’ve written to the council and await their reply.

Russell Eldridge, Brunswick Heads


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