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Stories about "North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP)":

Holiday Park managers push for camping around damaged protected pines

'Reflections', the rebadged North Coast Holiday Parks, is continuing with its push to allow camping under protected Coastal Cypress Pines in Brunswick Heads, this time with aid of concrete 'load cells' they claim will help distribute weight.

Erosion exposes drain in front of Byron Bay holiday park

A stormwater drainpipe leading from North Coast Holiday Park onto Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay has become exposed following high tides on Xmas eve. But Byron Shire Council says it can do nothing about it and park management has yet to outline a plan.

Brunswick Heads too precious to lose

Tamara Smith, Greens Ballina candidate . Brunswick Heads is a special place. Like so many kids, I spent my childhood swimming around the river and meeting my grandfather coming back in from fishing trips. But the plans to commercialise the foreshore reserves undermines the relaxed, family-friendly character that the town is renowned for.

Bruns Chamber ‘neutral’ over holiday parks plans

With large-scale development plans by the state government for Brunswick Heads holiday parks and reserves receiving less than positive responses, the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce is remaining neutral.

Don’t make Brunswick Heads like Gold Coast

Philip Coppin Wilson, Miami, Qld. My wife and I have been visitors to Brunswick Heads for the past 40 years. In all that time it has been largely unspoiled, untainted by the rampant development that has ruined Byron Bay.

Bruns plans are a visionless imposition

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection GroupIn approving the POM the newbies – minister for Crown lands Kevin Humphries and recently installed trustees, chaired by Alan Revell – have decided to ignore the Local Government Act and Council’s long-standing directive.

Page mute over govt’s plans for Bruns parks

‘A town square beheading without even letting the public bear witness,’ was how Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson described the quiet adoption of large-scale development plans for Brunswick Heads holiday parks and reserves last week.

Holiday parks decision an insult to community: mayor

The approval of the Plans of Management for Brunswick Heads' caravan parks without any public or council notification was 'like a town square beheading without even letting the public bear witness', writes Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson.

Brunswick holiday park plans adopted

Perhaps the biggest ever development of Brunswick Heads has been approved by the state government but the independent audit that accompanies the public submission report casts doubt on the decision.

The ‘non-road’ under threat

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. From the evidence at hand, it would appear that providing unfettered access for emergency vehicles is not a consideration of any worth if it means costing a 10m setback in any POM for Massey Greene Caravan Park.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.