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Sue Taylor, Vice President, Bangalow Progress Association 

It is important for anyone who cares about the future of Bangalow to be aware of the very inappropriate development that is currently proposed at its gateway.

The massive proposal covers some 37,000 sqm. of mostly manufacturing sheds. This is roughly twice the size of Ballina Fair!

Is this what the Bangalow community wants for their town? And what about the many Shire residents and thousands of visitors who love Bangalow? I think not.

The site is on good quality farmland zoned ‘Primary Production’ for protection. Farmland for growing crops and trees needs protection for a sustainable future, while industrial estates have many more options as to where they can be located.

The site is also unsuitable on environmental grounds. A Koala population is regularly spotted on site and extra truck and traffic movements could have a devastating impact on a koala population already under threat. 

The creek that surrounds the property has platypus and other wildlife dependent on it – and neighbouring properties, properties downstream, may rely on the creek for crops and trees, domestic or farm animals or for their own water requirements. Cleaning chemicals from a proposed pork processing plant or other intensive food manufacturing activities is not in keeping with an uncontaminated creek. Also unacceptable is the ‘on site’ effluent disposal as the development is within 100 meters of Byron Creek.

Submissions of objection are due in by close of business Wed, 2 Aug.Your submission will matter if you want to see this development stopped.

Send to: [email protected]

Quote DA No. 10.2016.283.1


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