Paul Brecht, Evans Head
Yes it’s on, the blockade to protect the Cumbebin Swamp Wetlands at Butler Street Byron Bay.
Under legislation these wetlands and all wetlands in New South Wales are supposed to be protected by the Act. Byron Shire Council and the mob at Macquarie Street, Sydney, see fit to disregard the protection act.
These two bodies have made a decision to create a bypass along Butler Street. The purpose of this is to take pressure off the gridlock along Ewingsdale Road but if the gridlock is still coming to the town then how is an extension of Butler Street going to stop this, eh?
I’d like to talk to the mastermind at Council/State Planning who thought this would work. Of course it’s not going to work; the real reason for the so-called bypass is not being told to you the public; it’s a hidden agenda. We should ask more questions: why this is being done and why does Cumbebin and wetland have to be destroyed?
Please ask why the rail corridor isn’t being utilised instead. Put it beside the rail tracks.