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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Fingal Foreshore Park ready for holiday fun

The Tweed Shire Council is very happy to unveil a new playground at Fingal Foreshore Park that celebrates the rich cultural history of the Tweed coastal village.

Agritourism policy forced upon LGAs

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has ignored Byron Shire Council’s urgent request to delay the forced adoption of the NSW government’s agritourism policy. The policy came into effect last week in all local government areas (LGAs).

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New ministers lobbied over Bruns parks saga

Brunswick Heads residents have lobbied the new state lands and local-government ministers over the long-running battle to stop encroachment of public foreshore land under planned upgrades of the town’s three crown reserve caravan parks.

Our foreshore public parks in danger of being privatised

Sean O'Meara, Brunswick Heads. At last week' Byron Shire Council meeting, councillors again unanimously objected to the actions of North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP) and their aggressive attempts to expand their boundaries and claim much of Brunswick Heads public riverside parks, foreshore areas and river access as exclusively theirs.

Brunswick Heads foreshore lands must be returned for public use

Michele Grant, convenor
 Foreshore Protection Group. It’s crunch time for Crown lands: licence agreements for Brunswick Heads caravan parks are up for renewal and Byron Shire Council will be reconsidering holiday park boundaries at Thursday’s meeting.

Brunswick Heads parks managers recalcitrant

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP) and the then North Coast Accommodation Trust (NCAT) were recalcitrant in preparing Plans of Management (POM) for Massey Greene and The Terrace caravan parks, in wilful and deliberate defiance of Byron Shire Council's (BSC) resolutions on their operational boundaries and conditions of licence.

Some evicted van owners still have a chance

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Designated storage van sites in caravan parks have traditionally been taken up by those who do not want to live as permanent tenants and be bound by the number of calendar days one has to be in residence. Most often these sites are leased and have dwellings on them which can be used by the owner as holiday accommodation

Long-term van owners evicted from Bruns parks

Thirty-three long-term holidaymakers have received eviction notices from the management of three Brunswick Heads holiday parks: Massey Greene, The Terrace and Ferry Reserve.

Brunswick Heads memorial trees ignored

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. The May newsletter from NSW Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) gives a glowing account of their relationship with the community of Brunswick Heads, but that's not what's happening with local parks managers and the community.

Brunswick Heads foreshore campaigners offered support

Kim Ostinga, Friends of King Edward Park. Our recent success was founded on the failure of the minister and the Newcastle City Council to fulfill their public law obligations.

Minister urges protection of Brunswick Heads’ WWI memorial pines

In a fortnight, the centenary of Anzac Day will be celebrated across Australia, but Brunswick Heads residents fighting to preserve a stand of historic cypress trees planted in a park in memory of locals who served in World War I are asking ‘will we remember them?’

Government denies public access over profits at Brunswick Heads

Jeff Johnson, Ballina shire councillor and Independent candidate for the seat of Ballina. The proposal by the state-appointed NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust to deny public access to the foreshore at Brunswick Heads is a disgrace and shows the contempt with which the state government treats the public.

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.