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Some facts in answer to W B Crompton’s letter (Echonetdaily, November 19).

The need for the Roundhouse land was presented by Roundhouse Action Group (RAG) , Ocean Shores Community Association (OSCA) and other organisations and not ‘just for a community centre’, one of which is already in Rajah Road opposite the shopping centre.

This community centre is not a town centre or open space, which was stated in the Gateway Planning Proposal compiled by BSC with the state government, but is stated for all towns in Planning Proposals.

Also the Council’s Community Strategic Plans are practised in all towns but denied to Ocean Shores, even with it being the largest town in Byron Shire.

It does not have a town centre with open space, which would be catering for all neighbouring areas.

Ninety-seven per cent of residents in the survey stipulated their desire for the Roundhouse land for the community for cultural activities, conferences, historical information/ archives/power-points/correct storage area, aerial photos on display with storage area, weddings, gardens, lookout deck, children’s playground, restaurant, café – all to the advantage of the community.

All this was to be for enjoyment, employment, to provide somewhere relaxing for people to go, plus bringing in dollars. The historic well built by Mr Bower, owner of the original farm, was to be a feature.

Ratepayers read the full Byron Council Special Investigations Report, April 1994, issued by Senior Investigations Officer M. Brophy, which shows a very different situation to that portrayed in W B Crompton’s letter.

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel


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