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‘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.

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  1. Jacqueline,
    Have you ever felt red soil through your toes and because it is so red you feel the warmth of the sun that it absorbs?
    Is it “State significant” land? I thought it was indeed good to excellent volcanic arable red soil where vegetables and crops grow and those vegetables are then sold locally without much transport cost being put on the wholesale price to keep locals healthy because the crops produced are so fresh. The word “fresh” is a word Woolworths use quite a lot. We need that excellent red soil to keep food prices down in the Tweed area. Do you know that at the moment tomatoes are at $8 a kilo. They are the Grosse Lisse ones that taste so good. Tomatoes contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that extend human life as we age.

  2. Arable cropping lands are under threat world-wide from encroaching urbanisation. Responsible government’s are enacting legislation to protect this resource. In fact the South Australian gov. have just achieved bipartisan agreement to protect the arable lands around Adelaide from exactly what our current gov. and local member are hell-bent on doing.

    Destroying the food bowl by opening the plateau for the benefit of land-bankers and developers using the emotive guise of a new hospital….beyond shameful.


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