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Have your say on the Urunga Foreshore Master Plan

Have your say on the Urunga Foreshore Master Plan

Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, is urging Urunga residents to have their say on the development of a Master Plan that will guide the future development and recreational use of the Kalang River foreshore adjoining Atherton Drive.

Ms Pavey said this section of Crown land within the Bellinger Heads State Park is a valuable public recreational asset.

“With its magnificent park settings and river views, the Atherton Drive foreshore provides a range of public recreational opportunities and has important heritage and conservation values,” Ms Pavey said.

Ms Pavey said a community consultation session will be held on Saturday 22 April at Morgo Street Reserve, opposite the Ocean View Hotel, from 10am to 12pm.  

“The Master Plan will consider redevelopment options to enhance public recreational opportunities, the future of the boathouses, vehicular access and the protection of environmental assets.

“The information session is a great opportunity for Urunga residents and the broader community to discuss the proposal with the project consultants and representatives from the Bellinger Heads State Park Trust,” Ms Pavey said.

The public can also have their say online by visiting Bellingen Shire Council’s engagement webpage at http://create.bellingen.nsw.gov.au

The Master Plan is an initiative of the Bellinger Heads State Park Trust, jointly administered by the Department of Industry (DoI) Lands and the Bellingen Shire Council.

The Atherton Drive Foreshore Masterplan project is being coordinated by DoI – Lands with funding secured through the 2016-17 round of the Public Reserves Management Fund Program.