Gary Opit, Yelgun.
Dear Letters Editor,
For those wondering what happened to ex-Byron Shire Councillor Diane Woods,
I found a letter from her in the Gold Coast Sun, Upper Northern Edition,
March 1 2017. Diane wrote:
‘Having moved to Hope Island six months ago from Byron Shire where I was a councillor for 12.5 years, I was horrified to learn of the new planned development on Hope Island. As a councillor in Byron I was always in favour of sustainable development and fought the Green majority on that point. I approached the standing member for Coomera on Saturday and voiced my concerns regarding inappropriate planned high rise for Hope Island, noting there is only one road in or out i.e. Sickle Avenue. I suggested to the member that the State Government could review their planning legislation but was brushed off being told, if you have a complaint, talk to the council.
I then explained that as a State Member, the concerns could be dealt with in State Government by addressing planning laws which councils have to adhere to. I was then told that “perhaps I need to move to the country”. I suggested I might be interested in standing as a One Nation candidate and I was then told: “Good, put your money . pause” and I completed the statement. The LNP in this Coomera Electorate appears to me to be arrogant and showing complete disregard to their constituents and their amenity. I will be working with, and hoping that a different candidate who has the interest of the electorate at heart, takes control at the next State Election and promises to review planning legislation.
Diane Woods, Hope Island.’