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April 11, 2021

Kingscliff reserve ‘belongs to the people’

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New premier Mike Baird says he wants to rid his ‘great party’ of corruption. His ‘great party’ in coalition with the Nationals was the subject of the very first ICAC investigation.

And guess what – it was in the Tweed and it was about a coalition government, a developer and Crown Land being touted for development.

The current ICAC investigation continues to expose the murky world of government/developer relations.

So when Mike Baird’s government engaged in a breathtaking act of development facilitation for Lot 490 we should be alarmed.

Behind closed doors they changed the designation of Lot 490 from Crown Land to Government Property.

With a stroke of the pen they removed any requirement to consult with the community before allowing any development to occur.

Not only that, but now Lot 490 can be sold outright without any reference to the public (so much for the land belonging to the people).

The 12,500 petitioners have every right to expect Tweed MP Geoff Provest to stand up for them against any government shenanigans aimed at smoothing the way for potential developers of Lot 490.

The case has been made for a public park. The Tweed Shire Council has done all it can by rezoning Lot 490. It’s now up to Mr Provest to do his bit and demand his government approves the rezoning and returns Lot 490 to council control. Anything less offers nothing.

The petition continues to grow. We will not go away.

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff


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