top of page
Image by Beverley Callow-bc_wallum-hires_by_beverley_callow_2023-16 copy.jpg

SAVE WALLUM

Join us in preserving the natural beauty of Wallum, Brunswick Heads for future generations

Sign Up To Red Alerts

Sign up

Sign up to be notified when machinery arrives on site.

Text the words 'Save Wallum' to

0475 446 993

Attend NVDA Training

Sign up

Non violent direct action training will allow you to safely participate in all aspects of the campaign

 

Next training:  from 12.30pm Sunday 28 April

Brunswick Heads Sports Field.  More info.

You Can Help save Wallum

15 Torakina Road, Brunswick Heads (Map)

Main vigil camp located at the end of Omega Circuit

Take Action

There are many ways you can take action to support Save Wallum

whether you live locally or anywhere in the world.

Flying Duck Orchid by Mac Maderski

Support Save Wallum

Click here to learn about our events and fundraisers or
Donate

Wallum-Sedge-Frog

Get Involved Locally

Click here to learn about volunteering and to get involved with Save Wallum Vigil

Glossy Black Cockatoos byMac Maderski.jpg

Take Online Action

Click through to send letters to state and federal politicians, make submissions
or sign the petition.

Latest Update

Sunday Schedule

Mon 22 April 2024

Sun 28 April 2024


Join us at the green shelter Brunswick Heads Sports Fields for the following workshops:
(Map here)

 

Schedule

About Save Wallum

We are a community of passionate individuals looking to protect the ecology of Wallum Brunswick Heads.  Join us in our fight to preserve the natural beauty of Wallum for future generations.

'Save Wallum' is an upsurgence of community members who have come together to protect this sacred place. With over 6000 Facebook members, we oppose the approval of Clarence Property’s Luxury Housing Coastal Subdivision, located at 15 Torakina Rd, Brunswick Heads (DA 10.2021.575.1)
 

Titled 'Wallum', after the ecology it will destroy, the Development will be comprised of:
• 124 Residential Lots
• 3 Medium Density Lots
• Plus a series of roads and supporting infrastructure & 3 reserves.

 

Byron Shire Council’s Geographical Information System (GIS) maps note the development sits on bushfire-prone and flood liable land, with acid sulphate soils that generate large amounts of sulphuric acid when disturbed, rapidly degrading infrastructure - including concrete. The entire site is mapped as HEV - High Ecological Value, and is a wildlife corridor, in the Coastal Zone. 
 

Glossy Black Cockatoo with babies by Mac Maderski

What is a
Zombie DA?

The Development Application (DA) for this Subdivision is what is known as a “Zombie DA” - a recognised term used to describe development applications that were historically approved, under old planning regulations that do not uphold the same standards of ecological and cultural heritage assessments demanded by current legislation - which is now informed by natural disasters and the Extinction Crisis.


These applications can lie dormant for decades until developers such as Clarence Property bring them to life.  Zombie DA’s are a persisting state-wide issue, which will be highlighted in the upcoming State Enquiry into the NSW Planning System.

As a group, we are seeking Federal intervention, by Minister Plibersek, to refer this development for assessment under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act (1999).  If it is deemed a ‘Controlled Action’, development will cease until a federal assessment is done for the Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES), which includes impacts on any EPBC listed Threatened Species - there are at least 9 of these on the Wallum site.

Rainbow Bee Eater-Mark Seiffert_edited.jpg

WHAT MAKES WALLUM SO SPECIAL?

This is a place of deep cultural and ecological significance, ‘Wallum’ also constitutes a significant part of the mere 1% remaining Wallum Healthland in Byron Shire - the only representation of this ecological community in Brunswick Heads.

mac maderski-BeachStoneCurlew.jpg
mac maderski-flyingDuckOrchid.jpg

All the latest media updates

Take a look to see all the beauty of Wallum

mac maderski-scribblyGum.jpg

Meet some of the local residents

Save Wallum Blog