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Cr Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. 

I think the vast majority of Kingscliff residents and visitors will be celebrating the first step in securing their three-storey height limit. This has been a 33-year fight since the first eight storey buildings were proposed in Kingscliff.

They deserve more than the Liberal councillor James Owen declaring that their fight will result in a catastrophe for Kingscliff. Being relatively new to the Tweed makes his ‘I know what’s best for you’ mindset appear arrogant.

Kingscliff has been a remarkable success under our three-storey limit. It’s the way residents and visitors like it. The 14,000 strong petition confirmed this.

People from Casuarina Beach and Bogangar were strong supporters of the petition- The Casuarina Beach residents bought into the area on the understanding they were buying into a three storey maximum locality and have already had to fight to retain this.

I am confident that there is a majority of councillors who will support them with or without James Owen.


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