The locals in Ocean Shores have been patiently waiting for Byron Shire Council to finally purchase alternative land for sportsfields (as promised) to replace Lot 107, Shara Boulevard (two blocks away from Lot 5). Every councillor voted to support the purchase of Lot 5, Shara Boulevard, for sportsfields. Council now needs to follow through on their commitment to develop sportfields ASAP for our kids and our large sporting community, and rezone Lot 5 for sportsfields immediately.
Our community is fed up with stalling tactics, restrictions and hidden agendas from the Greens. You don’t need design plans to get the ball rolling, Simon, just rezone it for sportsfields and prove to the people in the north of the shire that you are serious about providing integrated sportsfields.
Generations of our kids have missed out on home grounds and sports facilities over the past two and a half decades. If you can’t develop it for sportsfields for whatever reason, then swap it for Lot 107 and give the community back the superior site they played cricket, soccer, rugby and BMX on (unofficially) all those years ago before you robbed us of more community land.
Tina Petroff, president, Ocean Shores Tidy Towns Committee