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Private interests above public good

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It is good to be clear that with regard to the West Byron development a majority of our elected council, paid for by its residents, support the exploitation of the community by a few individuals for their own private gain. And hold their private rights above the public interest and its requirement for transparent and unequivocal due process. However gainsaid, these private interests did not seek community support prior to their investment.

Regarding the deficient representation by the Byron Residents’ Group cited by Paul Waters, those who do not voice concern do not therefore signal their approval, and if Mr Waters can obtain 1000+ signatures of support, with their comment, then that would be a start for his cause.

Gavin Greenoak, Byron Bay


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1 COMMENT

  1. You want exploitation, financial waste? Have a look at the structure of the Boards of the new Local Land Services (LLS)! 79 directors over 11 LLS regions plus 1 Chair of Chairs (the CoC) – 80 directors (all on obscene rates of pay and allowances) for NSW of which 46 (57.5%) are appointed by the LLS Minister, Katrina Hodgkinson. BHP has 14 directors for their WORLD WIDE business! Beat that!!

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