Lennox Head residents Heather and David Walker are amongst many locals who believe the new handrail on the pathway near Lennox Point is “excessive” and out of character with the environment.
Lennox Head residents Heather and David Walker are amongst many locals who believe the new handrail on the pathway near Lennox Point is “excessive” and out of character with the environment. Rebecca Lollback

New handrail angers Lennox locals

A METAL handrail which has been erected along one of the region's most scenic coastal pathways has been labelled “ridiculous” and “over the top” by angry local residents.

The handrail was put up along the new concrete path between Lennox Head village and Lennox Point recently.

But David and Heather Walker said it was not what the community was expecting.

“Heaps of Lennox Head residents are dismayed by this handrail,” Mr Walker said. “It is unwarranted. The council is ruining the Point.”

Mrs Walker said many surfers used the path and were now forced to scramble over or under the handrail, juggling their boards, so they could get to the water.

“We just can't understand why this was done,” she said.

But an immediate halt has been put on any further work after Cr Peter Moore raised the issue at last week's Ballina Shire Council meeting.

He said it was an “ever-growing question” as to whether it was even needed.

“I am concerned about the type of railing that has been used,” he said. “Lennox Point is iconic. It is a place I like to go.”



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