Our recent success was founded on the failure of the minister and the Newcastle City Council to fulfill their public law obligations.
(See ‘Court win throws Brunswick Heads park plan into doubt’ http://www.echo.net.au/2015/05/court-win-throws-brunswick-heads-park-plan-into-doubt/)
Procedural omissions by the Newcastle Council in consenting to the DA were not contested, and therefore received no ruling, because both the Plan of Management and the DA were declared invalid.
I have been contacted by groups from Wollongong, Paramatta and Raymond Terrace who are all having the same fight.
I think it important for all these groups and the many more to find ways to unite, so that the incompetent (to put it kindly) behavior of of these officials are exposed, but above all, to make the selling off of public land electoral poison.
Friends of King Edward Park would like to wish the Brunswick Heads’ Foreshore Protection Group, the strength and endurance and local support to do the job.
Kim Ostinga, Friends of King Edward Park