Colin Clarke, Ocean Shores.
How elitist are our precious Bangalow anti-development campaigners?
Firstly, to set the record straight in regard to Tom Tabart’s comments: if that land is zoned or is capable of being zoned as industrial, then the current owners are entitled to obtain the best price. That price is most unlikely to be obtained from the Antoinette Ensbys of the world indulging themselves in reforestation, splitting the land into small parcels to grow food for local markets, community gardens and a recreational park.
Secondly, the original proposal made no mention of the slaughtering of animals onsite, so it will not be an abattoir.
Thirdly, the comments by Adrian Kennedy of Bangalow about ‘lower quality jobs’ really does underline the snooty attitude of many in this shire to the value of work. This region may have high levels of creative industry (in the main economically unviable), economic plasticity (whatever that means but not so easily shaped or moulded it seems) and above-average levels of education (soft university degrees with no employment potential, anyone?) but the fact is that too many people in this shire are happy to lean on the rest of society and take unemployment benefits.
So how about you people come out of your false world, participate in private enterprise and discover the benefits of honest toil and working for a living?