Dave Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek
The developers at Tallowood Ridge are their own worst enemies. They show time and time again their only motivation is money. The angst this causes only fuels the community’s fight.
In 2010, when Tallowood took Byron Shire Council and the community to court for wanting transparency in the scale of the development and preservation of the ridgeline as per the Mullumbimby planning controls, the majority of those giving evidence were living in Eric Freeman’s Stage 1 development, Chincogan View.
We are sold the story in 2011 Eric has resigned and the new enlightened Tallowood development team of Northern Rivers Community Foundation founders and Uplift organisers and others will finally respect the community.
We are told no more deceit and the community’s wish of a sustainable development, vibrant community and protection of the environment will not just be lip service.
However, it seems Tallowood developers do not change their spots. A plethora of recent DAs and alterations has led to the situation that now new Tallowood residents are those that are also enraged.
The beloved ridgeline with old growth trees is again under threat and the newest residents are the first line of defence.
The new subdivision in Parakeet Place has lots for sale. However, they are not yet approved by Council. We believe this DA contravenes the court order.
Until the developers listen to the community and protect the ridge their hypocritical stance will not be tolerated.