What I am struggling to understand is that if protecting the Belongil sand spit is unquestionably good for all of us living here in the Byron Shire, why has the so-called ‘Gang of Five’ gone to such incredible lengths to prevent the community having a collaboratively reasonable and evidence-led discussion on the subject?
Especially when there is a region-wide Coastal Zone Management Plan now less than 12 months away, why was it so important to exclude the wider community in such a significant financial and environmental decision and get the whole thing done in such a rush?
The bags have been sitting there for over a decade, they can comfortably sit there for another 12 months.
It’s almost if as though they knew we wouldn’t agree with the idea and closed the community out of the conversation before it had a chance to really talk about it properly.
Kinda like a bully, or a bad marriage.
Thankfully there is always the option for divorce.
Timothy J. Winton-Brown, Brunswick Heads