It has come to my attention that Tweed Shire councillor Carolyn Byrne has been stating that I am in favour of raising the building height limit in Kingscliff to five or six storeys, or the equivalent in metres, as a trade-off for increased green space.
I have only encountered Cr Byrne two or three times in public, we have never been introduced, and I have never engaged her in conversation.
Not only is this claim completely false, but I have no more currency than any other Kingscliff resident to barter height limits with anyone.
If Cr Byrne was doing what she is paid for – representing the views of the Kingscliff community – she would be fighting to preserve the current height restrictions under all circumstances, as Kingscliff residents have done for the past 30 years and continue to do today.
She would be aware that in the past few weeks a petition circulating to that end has garnered in excess of 2,000 signatures and is growing daily.
Jeremy Cornford, Kingscliff