Luis Feliu, Brunswick Heads
Developer Sasha Hopkins’s defence of his over-development in Short Street, Brunswick Heads, in last week’s edition made me laugh, reminding me of the brilliant, late John Clarke’s alterego Fred Dagg’s caricature of real-estate agents and their doublespeak.
As with real-estate, developers speak the same tongue. Fred said it’s ‘a lot to do with communication, terminology, and calling a spade a delightfully bucolic colonial winner facing north and offering a unique opportunity to the handyman’.
Hopkins must think residents in our Shire are plain gullible or stupid by claiming he’s building the two big houses on the one block with 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, two swimming pools, two billiard rooms and wet bars, all for his mum and family; yet the DA is submitted by the company he calls Short Street Long Stay Pty Ltd… hmm.