To, The Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors, General Manager Tweed Council and all other interested parties,
I am writing to you today as a very concerned (new) resident to the area.
After living at the top end of the Gold Coast for many years I decided after much research to buy in the beautiful area of Bay Street opposite Jack Evans Boat Harbour, and have been extremely happy since. However within the last week I have learnt from other concerned residents (of which there are many!) that the Council is looking likely to approve a trial of an Aqua Splash Fun Park on the harbour. If a trial goes ahead then lets face it, it will be a permanent fixture!
Surely you must realise the detrimental effect it will have on the harbour, both beneath and above the water, excessive noise, parking, litter, after hours problems, let alone the detrimental quality of life effect it will have on all rate paying/voting residents. Not one person I have spoken to in the area is in support of the Water Park going ahead.
Why would anyone want to change it from the beautiful picturesque harbour that it currently is? I have to be honest and say I am surprised that a council that manages such a beautiful area would even consider something like this. Other than bringing in a few dollars to couple of business (mainly the operator of the park and associates) who will benefit?
Most parents of the children that will enter the park will go over to the Coolangatta restaurants and shops while their children are in the park.
I have nothing against children having fun, I have seen many families with children enjoying the park as it is. They love to see the Dolphins and marine life, but they will not be seen again if the water park goes ahead.
Please lodge this letter as strongly an objection as possible. Please leave the hHarbour as it, so all ages can enjoy it for many years to come.
Deborah Carey, Tweed Heads