Tallow fish kill

M Clarke, South Golden Beach

So Mr Lyon, obviously there’s no need to hold anybody to account for the death of thousands of animals?

Or for acting contrary to licences and established best management practices?

It should never have happened. It should never happen again. Staff don’t get to pick and choose what laws, policies and conditions they will apply. They must apply them all. Have any disciplinary actions, penalties, pay cuts or demotions been handed down to the responsible staff? Extremely doubtful given our councillors’ vigorous defence of their monumental stuff-up. Again.

What these pseudo Greens and Council ‘Planners’ (planners? hmmm!) don’t seem to understand is that with their consistent approach over the past four years, the environment loses every time – and worse than that, it is the threatened ecosystems and threatened species supposedly under the highest level of environmental protections that are constantly losing – just in the past few months we have lost littoral rainforest, wetland, Mitchell’s Rainforest Snails, koalas, and ancient tallowwood koala habitat trees from Tallowwood Ridge Estate, name after them. Let’s not even mention development height limits, housing density, visual amenity, traffic flows and parking – all of which are caused by Council ignoring their own strategies and policies with massive development-friendly loopholes.

When you’re in a hole, stop digging. When it comes to credibility on matters environmental, Dailan Pugh has credibility to burn. Council has none. I know who we believe.

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