NPWS ranger Sean Court checks out the changes to be made to the Broken Head Nature Reserve.
NPWS ranger Sean Court checks out the changes to be made to the Broken Head Nature Reserve.

Facelift for nature reserve

The Broken Head Nature Reserve is getting a $350,000 makeover with new barbeques, walkways, showers and parking to be in place by early July.


The reserve’s day use area, adjacent to the littoral rainforest and dunes was recently transferred to the control of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).


“The transfer was an outcome of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Bundjalung or Arakwal people of Byron Bay,” NPWS area manager Sue Walker said.


Along with improved showers, toilets, and pathways the work also includes new barbeques and better pedestrian access to the beach.


“Importantly the beachfront car park will be retained as requested by the local community,” Ms Walker said.


But there have been some changes to the roadway with the construction of a small roundabout and a drop-off-and-pick-up point.


NPWS will also landscape the area using local coastal plants to provide shade while retaining existing open space for reserve users.


Ms Walker apologies for any inconvenience caused while the works are underway.


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