Jacqueline Smith, Kingscliff
‘State Significant’ land has surely been deemed so because of its important value to a community and surrounds. Yet preliminary work is well and truly under way at Cudgen Plateau. Not only has farmland been destroyed on the site but over $50 million of tax payers money has been contracted – all before DA approval and rezoning of land. This is abhorrent abuse of power, showing blatant disdain for our many generations of farming families, our community and due process.
Geoff Provest and the National Party have much to answer for and the imminent election will be testament to this. The hospital is not a ‘done deal!’ Approvals have not been passed for rezoning or ‘un-doing’ of the protection on this red, Significant, prime land/food bowl. May common sense and intelligence prevail and the Tweed Hospital remain where it is with the growth plans that have always been envisioned.