Sorry, the holiday is over! As happens every year, submission periods for REALLY important things happening around us are in the holiday period. There is no rest for the virtuous so we ask you to make a on these two important issues:
- The Brunswick Heads (Reflections) Holiday Parks submissions
CLOSE THIS Sunday 6 January!!
- North Byron Parklands — approval for Splendour, Falls and even more and bigger festivals is imminent. The extension we were given for submissions to the Independent Planning Commission finishes on Friday 11 January.
1. Brunswick Heads
As part of the changes in the Crown Lands Act our public lands can be sold. Consequently, it is important when responding to the exhibited Plans of Management for the Massy Greene and Ferry Holiday Parks that thought be given to how you want these foreshore lands to be used into the future.
They don’t make this easy for you but we urge you to make the effort and have provided assistance
Reflections have created two online surveys – one for each park and that is the ONLY feedback they are allowing. The survey which is not really designed to allow full and proper responses to their questions so we urge you to add further comments when you fill out Question 17 ( Areas of improvement) with the information provided in our handy guide: Filling in the Feedback online form.
2. North Byron Parklands
submissions close close on Friday 11 January.
The Department of Planning has published its recommendations regarding the North Byron Parklands proposal for PERMANENT APPROVAL! They have been on a trial until now. They are recommending 20 days a year with an increase to 50,000 attendees per day + 7000 workers for the large festivals and 35,000 for the next largest festivals.
- Remember, Splendour and Falls are majority owned by international corporation Live Nation, who are under investigation by US Department of Justice for serious violations of anti-trust laws.
- The site is in the last major wildlife corridor connecting the World Heritage Wollumbin hinterland rainforest with the coastal lowland forests. This is one of NSW’s most biologically diverse localities with more than 50 threatened species in the locality of the festival site.
- The final decision on Parklands will be made by the Independent Planning Commission (formerly Planning Assessment Commission).
PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT WILDLIFE AND THE SHIRE FROM EXCESSIVE FESTIVAL ACTIVITY AND ALL ITS IMPACTS!