Peter Woods, Corndale
What an absolute joke – Lismore City Council sponsoring a sustainable-living event! My neighbour has recently built two additional liveable dwellings on his property, which has only one entitlement. He got no council approval and when they found out all they did was fine him. No order to demolish.
He also put in a septic system less than 30 metres from a creek that regularly floods and council gave him their blessing even though it breached relevant legislation. The septic is still there and we are downstream. I and my neighbours and our stock use the creek for drinking and leisure but now cannot do so with peace of mind.
Lismore City Council just ignores our pleas to address and rectify this. So we live with the legacy. Our sustainable living is being taken by the greedy and a slack and weak council who won’t even enforce their own regulations. This council has no idea about a sustainable future.