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The councillor and his road transport terminal

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When I read Byron shire councillor Woods describing a road transport terminal as an ‘unsavoury’ development for Ewingsdale in her comment to Ben Gordon, I breathed a sigh of relief.

I am hoping for her support as my neighbours and I continue in the fight to ensure that such an ‘unsavoury’ development does not end up in Pinegroves Road as is planned by Cr Alan Hunter.

We are certainly not ‘against farmers’ as Cr Hunter laughably claims of the residents of Pinegroves Road. Some of my neighbours are farmers and most come from farming backgrounds, and they are all great people, running businesses that don’t impact their neighbours adversely.

What we are against is for the now deputy mayor overturning the conditions placed on his business by his fellow councillors.

The bigger picture is that we all have a right of quiet enjoyment, and Cr Hunter and his  ‘unsavoury’ proposed road transport terminal and storage facility will significantly degrade that for his Pinegroves Road neighbours.

Jane Way, Myocum


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3 COMMENTS

  1. There was a letter in the Echo the other day from a resident of Tyagarah showing the ‘other’ Alan, the one that doesn’t get a lot of press space in the Echo.

    I am also a neighbour of Alan’s, I have a property that backs onto Alan’s property. A nicer or more community orientated man you could not find. My family and I often use Alan’s property (with his permission) for walks and to enjoy bushland etc. I have never seen a truck enter the property. To portray it as a ‘Transport Hub’ is laughable, although I have never heard Alan ‘laughably’ claim anything about his neighbours. He takes their concerns seriously, it’s just that there is a difference of opinion.

    Pingroves Road IS a public road, and some of the neighbours seem to find this fact hard to understand.

    Alan is a strong supporter for moving the shire forward (for better or for worse) but everything he does is underscored by his strong desire to help his community.

  2. In the 50 years that I have lived here I always thought that Tyagarah was an agricultural area and as such movements of trucks was part of this. I live in suburbia to keep me away from machinery and agricultural businesses. Tyagarah Road has umpteen garbage truck movements and quarry truck movements every day any way. And Tyagarah Road was also the main road back in the early 1900s.
    Tyagarah Road has never been suburbia so either move into town and stop the NIMBY whinging.
    I would be more worried about the local speeding thru this road than a few delivery trucks.
    Why do people move into agricultural or rural areas , if they want peace and quiet move to west of the Great Dividing Range.

  3. Hey guys, I think the lady is referring to the naughty Alan who had his bid for a transport terminal over turned by the Land and Environment Court, ran for council, changed the LEP, put in a new DA, voted to approve every major development on Ewensdale Road, tried to have the restrictions on his DA annulled in a secret council meeting after he became Deputy Mayor.
    The Alan Hunter who your obviously more intimate with sounds like a really nice guy.

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