Ean Jones, Bangalow.
In reply to Dorothy Andrews, Food hub or housing estate?
No-one is denying Brookfarm is a fine company but let’s get a few things straight.
A quick check of their website suggests Brookfarm first sold their products in 2000, 17 years ago. So not sure where 30 years of employment comes from.
We all support growth but not at the expense of community amenity. This development is twice the size of Ballina Fair shopping centre. It has three buildings the size of a Bunnings Warehouse superstore and it only has two tenants to fill more than 500 carparks.
While we believe residential development is important and planning regulations help control its spread, turning 65 acres of state-significant farmland into a huge industrial estate so a handful of people can profit at the expense of a whole village is morally corrupt.
The residents of Bangalow have voiced almost unanimous objection to this development yet Brookfarm, Salumi and the developer will not listen. This is personal greed at the expense of our community and it has no place in our village.