I have read on a couple of occasions now that the Belongil landowners funded the pro-business group who voted for the rock walls.
Since those remarks have been directed at those of us who did vote to fill in the 130 metres (approximately) of missing rock protection, I would like to inform those poor misguided fools that our election result was not as a result of Belongil landowners’ funding, and would like to remind said misinformed fools that there was an even more important planning decision pending at the time of the election, and that was the new proposed Local Environment Plan with all of its restrictive E zones and their potential consequences to landowners.
This was far more important to many people than the current issue facing the few said landowners at Belongil.
I would also like to remind some of those misguided and ill-informed experts that we are currently in the process of spending millions of dollars to repair landslips caused by erosion, so that the community who live there can continue to have access to their homes (as they should), and no-one is batting an eyelid.
The ‘Green Dream’ has been an extremely expensive experiment. Housing is more unaffordable, traffic and roads in a mess, and our finances in a bad way.
None of the practices employed has had anything to do with the protection of our very important environment which we all agree needs our attention and dedication, and the major issues we should be concentrating on are left waving in the breeze.
Perhaps a wider view of a bigger picture would be better than the narrow view continually being voiced by a couple of people who represent only a minority group in our community.
Byron Shire councillor Di Woods, Brunswick Heads