Byron residents , how would you feel if the northern gateway to our magnificent Byron district was to be disfigured by urban sprawl?
The district I refer to is the Saddle Road ridge which is an ancient bridge between the mountains and the ocean.
This ridge has been recognised and used by the Aboriginal people for thousands of years and artefacts are still being found.
This world renowned district where futurists and environmentalists from around the world come to meet regularly to discuss the plight of our planet, and the solutions to remedy it.
The Native American Indians before making a decision is acknowledged as considering seven generations into the future as to how their decisions would impact on their future generations.
I don’t think we need to look seven generations ahead to see the environmental impact that this desire for monetary profit would cause to our district.
I think our future generations would look back upon us, much as man did when he looked upon the ape, as a laughing stock and a painful embarrassment.
Do you want to give support to the destruction of this iconic district of ours which is renowned for its spiritual and environmental consciousness or be a painful embarrassment to our offspring and the world?
The choice is ours. Where do you stand?
Colin Hayes, Saddle Road, Mullumbimby