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May 17, 2021

West Byron rubber stamped to line developer’s pockets

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Good suggestion from Mathew Hartley that the issue of corruption would be a way be to fight back against the inappropriate development of West Byron.

It’s a bit of hope as opposed to Don Page’s utterly given-up attitude who says it can’t be done and won’t fight for Byron because he can’t be bothered now he doesn’t need the vote.

The pattern of constant election promises and inaction between each and every election ensures that nothing gets done and corruption is rife.

This cycle is damaging is to our environment and community – nothing gets done properly or for the long term, its all patchy and  inappropriate and does not serve the community

How is it that in a democracy, decisions can be made that go against the vision and plans of the majority of Byron residents and only serve a few?

Politicians and ministers don’t have enough morals ethics or vision because they have no real involvement or love of this community and because they know they wont be in office that long.

So they  rubber stamp the DCP and line the pockets of developers who also don’t care about the consequences, prepared to utterly wreck a town for the benefit of the few, its all big business as usual at the expense of residents and visitors alike.

Planning decisons that will wreck this town and make life hell for residents and visitors alike.

Why do  we accept arrogant governments that constantly prove themselves to be utterly corrupt and bereft of the ability, motivation and will power to represent and serve the people who elect them?

They are public servants who, as soon as they are elected, become ineffective pawns till the next election.

Why are the abusing their power and positions? –because we let them.

As Dailan Pugh said ‘the department of planning is taking on an overtly political position and intentionally misleading this community ‘

We cannot allow this. let’s ensure the town we want, a sustainable future kick them out people power.

Let us protest loudly and strongly against corruption. We need grassroots activism to demand our elected representatives do their job of representing us  to expose corruption and shout loudly when things are not right.

People underestimate the power of protest, we give up too easily. We will only make a difference if we continue to shout loud and long until we are heard and make a big noise until we are listened to.

We pay the bastards after all.

Denise Morden, Byron Bay

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