At Tweed council’s community access last night, Leda’s manager Reg van Rij tried to persuade council to release names of those giving submissions on Kings Forest who requested anonymity. Why the need to know people’s names? Submissions were addressed to Department of Planning, not to Leda, so what’s the big deal? Does Leda believe that people have no right to privacy? Or do they not understand the fear Leda generates in the community with their litigious tendencies?
He asked why would anyone want to have their personal details withheld. Surely they can’t be that naive?
Clearly they are very eager to silence certain environmentalists who are very concerned about this development which failed to disclose a number of species on the EPBC list, among a host of other inadequacies too long to list but which are embodied within 300 submissions that can be viewed on http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=2642
Let’s hope the commonwealth stands firm and NSW Dept of Planning ensures the best possible outcome, for the sake of our coastal koalas and other threatened species there.
Menkit Prince, Uki