Brunswick Heads a ‘dream location’
The Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce has called for a sustained co-ordinated effort by the entire community so that the village atmosphere of the town can be retained.
Chamber executive officer Kim Rosen said Brunswick Heads had a unique natural beauty and village charm.
“We know it’s considered a special place for many people,” she said.
“However, we were surprised to see that it was rated as one of two dream places for city seachangers.”
Brunswick Heads and Flying Fish Point have been named ‘dream locations’ for city seachangers in several major newspapers in recent weeks.
Ms Rosen said the chamber’s Simple Pleasures branding campaign had been very effective at sending the message that Brunswick was all about appreciating life’s simple pleasures.
“Our friendly, laid-back community and our beautiful river and beaches are appealing to those who are looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of city life,” she said.
At the chamber’s AGM held last week, outgoing president Matthew Denehy said the chamber planned to continue its current direction and its collaborative approach, strengthening partnerships with the town’s community groups, council and government agencies.
“However, ongoing engagement by the local business community is essential to ensure that everyone has a say, the chance to contribute and the opportunity to make a difference,” he said.
“We’re looking for fresh new energy and people with ideas to get involved with activities which foster business prosperity, innovation and sustainability and to share the stewardship role of caring for Brunswick Heads and its community.”
The chamber is organising a launch for the opening of the town’s new skate park, hopefully in Youth Week in April, and a new ‘Mullum to Bruns Paddle and Picnic’ is proposed for May 16.
The Old and Gold Festival is coming up in June, and the annual Simple Pleasures photo competition entries close in July.
There are also a number of projects such as the Tweed Street environmental upgrade and the Buy Local Campaign that welcome assistance.
Anyone interested in assisting with one of these events or projects for a few weeks should contact Kim Rosen on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brunswick Visitor Centre in Park Street (one of the chamber’s projects) is also looking for volunteers for the team to help educate visitors about caring for Brunswick and its natural environment.
The centre manager, Shannon Dousling, can be contacted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays on 66851003.