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Wanchap’s bond claim hypocrisy

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John Lazarus, Byron Bay

Greens Cr Rose Wanchap claims outrageously that she is proposing $5000 bonds to manage unlawful holiday lets because Byron Shire Council has not been able to address the unlawful industry.

Council staff recently brought a case to councillors that staff were proposing to take to court, and Cr Wanchap voted to stop staff prosecuting the prohibited development.

Cr Wanchap stopped the staff prosecution, and instead directed staff to hold discussions with the holiday letting organisation of criminal developers (with the process now wafted off to hold further discussions).

Cr Wanchap is complicit in stopping council staff taking these unlawful operators to court, and complicit in protecting the unlawful industry. Cr Wanchap is part of the problem, not the solution.

 


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  1. She is not only complicit but supports the illegal holiday lets industry that is a cancer that is out of control and threatens to destroy the Byron residential areas. Look at the pat on the back she gave the industry Code of Conduct which Tom Tabart says is a whitewash, and, is poorly designed showing the multiple errors and faults.

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