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April 18, 2021

Where’s the mayor when you need him?

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Suffolk Park Pump Track

We the ‘Engaged Neighbours’, on behalf of the Suffolk Park pump track’s affected neighbours and 300–400 petitioners and letter writers, request Council NOT to continue to bulldoze the large fenced in section of Linda Vidler Parkland adjacent to Baz and Shaz’s shop, close to the houses on three sides.

Byron shire is inundated with inappropriate development at present, much of which has been approved by the state government which keeps taking that assessment role from our local government.

For example, recent approvals by state government: West Byron monster development, multi-mega festivals site at Yelgun, and the Brunswick Heads crown land takeover.

These developments are an assault on our local lifestyles and environment.

Then there’s development by stealth, for example: rockwalls on our public beaches, Ewingsdale development, railway dismantling; stalling Koala management plans and benefitting developers.

There is a clear need for the mayor to stand up and show leadership for example by drawing the groups opposed to these developments together and helping them stand together united against the $$ push to convert this shire into a suburb of Tweed Heads.

Together we are stronger.

Richard Whitling, South Golden Beach


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4 COMMENTS

  1. The council has an unwanted pro-development bloc in power now. God help us. West Byron should have been handed back to local government under 3A handback. a promise in the last election.

  2. Simple Simon met a real estate woman going to the fair, Said Simple Simon to the woman,
    “Hey Rose what have you there?”
    Said Rose the agent “Oh look Simon I have a bloc of votes, see here my list and get this gist, I even enrolled the goats.”

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