Jerry Cornford, Save Lot 490
Save Lot 490 Kingscliff will be launching a giant petition to retain this important Coastal Reserve for the residents of the Tweed to coincide with the visit to Kingscliff of former Greens Leader Bob Brown On Saturday June 29.
The petition will be available for signing outside the Kingscliff Community Centre in Marine Parade, Kingscliff from 12.30pm on Saturday and it’s hoped Bob Brown will add his signature to the cause.
Lot 490 is the area of Crown Land and Coastal Reserve bordering the ocean and Cudgen Creek between the south side of Cudgen Creek Bridge and the northern boundary of the Salt village. It is home to more than 30 species of native birds including the critically endangered Beach Stone Curlew and the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo and Blossom Fruit Bat, the Swamp Wallaby and more than 80 species of native plants, including two critically endangered ones.
Now that Leightons have pulled out of a 70 year lease with the NSW Department of Lands for a Tourist Resort on the site, this is the last chance for the land to be preserved as the important wildlife corridor that it is and the only remaining coastal buffer zone between Fingal and Cabarita.
Save Lot 490 is calling on the state government to re-designate the land as a coastal reserve and institute a new plan of management free of any commercial imperatives for the land. Crown Land is designated for the use of all Australians and not for the benefit of commercial interests or government.