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This Thursday (28 June) marks one year since the release of the official ‘Analysis of Public Submissions’ regarding a proposed caravan park and residential estate on beachfront Crown land at Cabarita Beach/Bogangar.

This means that a full 12 months have now passed since there has been any public statement from the proponents.

There has not been so much as a squeak of spin since that report cited significant environmental, social and financial concerns and confirmed massive community opposition to the proposals (90 per cent of submissions were opposed to both developments). And the silent wincing has continued after those findings were supported by Griffith University research that also showed 80 per cent of local businesses are opposed to both developments.

But don’t be fooled by the blundering of bureaucrats at Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Reserve Trust (Tweed Shire Council) and Crown Lands (NSW state govt) because these white-shoe wannabes are still secretly scheming to foist their cockamamie developments upon us again when they think the time is ripe.

I urge all concerned residents to make sure that your candidate of choice in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council election opposes these unwanted and unnecessary developments and instead supports the community-based projects that are already being successfully implemented by the Cabarita Beach/Bogangar Community and Economic Development Committee.

Ashley Baldry, Bogangar


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  1. Is it possible to make the dune and bush area at South Cabarita beach, down to Hastings, an environmental park, like the one at Pottsville? Through pathways could be provided to the beach so we don’t loose the off leash dog park, vital to our health and that of our beloved pets. That way the dunes and bush there will never be available to any further propositions, as the area would be owned by the community and classed as “protected”. It would never be up for grabs again!

  2. Great idea Ash.
    I hope the Echo can ask each candidate where they stand on both south side issues.

    1.do they support the development of the caravan park behind the dunes Yes / No and
    2. Do they support the residential development in the heath area off Brushbox Circuit – south of the school. Yes / No

    Then I can decide who I vote for Yes/No.

    Very democratic.



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