Roy Giles, Suffolk Park
The leader of pro-rock wall councillors, Sol Ibraham, has said ‘there are around a dozen property owners on the Belongil spit whose properties are not covered by the 1988 change when planned retreat became [council] policy’. Other observers are saying only two houses haven’t changed hands since the 1988 ruling made it clear. If you bought property there it was your problem. Not the councils, and not the community’s.
It is essential, ratepayers know exactly how many houses, by address, have not changed hands since 1988 or undertaken unapproved works because that advises us on the Cost Benefit Analysis and the decisions that are being made. And Sol & others should know and provide the facts. How? His close friend on council, Cr Rose Wanchap, a some-time real estate agent, has access to the real estate agents’ database. A database which provides the date of purchase, the price paid, the seller and the buyer for every property in New South Wales.
Sol, give us the facts, not the spin. How many? And why are Council staff not giving rate payers accurate numbers of house owners at Belongil that pre-date the 1988 decision?
In March of last year, 2015, one property in Border Street at Belongil sold for $10 million. There’s been some very serious money changing hands over properties at Belongil since the 2012 election, when Cr Rose defected from the Greens, and gave control of Council to Sol’s group. Is this because they think with a rock wall they can redevelop? Speculation.
Is something going on? Ratepayers want to know.