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April 15, 2021

Did Belongil landowner do his homework?

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Waking up with a sick feeling in my gut

Horst Tietze, Mullumbimby Thank you to Mandy Nolan for publishing her courageous account of growing up as a young woman...

I would like to thank John Vaughan for his letter and his concerns about geo-bags etc.

I notice that he is concerned that information that was forthcoming from a coastal adviser related to the 1970s.

In the spirit of public interest I would like to take this opportunity to ask Mr Vaughan, with great respect, was he a home-builder that was issued with a Section 149 ‘Buyer Beware’ notice issued after 1988?

I know that this is going back in history but legal contracts existed and from my understanding total duty of care existed with the builder/owner and not the ratepayer.

Also John can you clear up the information on the word ‘interim’. From my understanding this related to geo-bags and not the rock wall.

I ask if it is the rock wall in relation to ‘what is the interim development?’

It does not make sense to pay large amounts of money to something that is interim (whatever that means).

Jo Faith, Newtown


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