Development worries

By RACHEL SCOLLAY

NOT everyone is happy about the changes afoot for Evans Head.

The sleepy seaside town seems destined for a demographic shift, with pre-sales of 25 luxury apartments hitting the market in the next few weeks ? targeting big city buyers, with big city price tags.

An increase in cafes, restaurants and shops is predicted to follow.

Long term resident John Saunders said he hated the way the town was being 'destroyed with all these units and flats'.

"They are doubling or tripling the population of Evans Head without doubling the infrastructure," he said.

"We've still got a sewage system that doesn't work.

"We don't want another Kingscliff or Byron, thanks."

Brad Dicinoski, from Evans Head First National, said there were a lot of people who liked the feel of Evans Head and didn't want to see it over-developed.

"The council has taken that to heart in its new plan and it will certainly be controlled. We won't lose our seaside feel."



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