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Matt Hartley, Byron Bay

I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo published a letter from me on 28 October, 2020 about Gold Coast canal development in Belongil, I’ve encountered surprisingly intense repression. I’ve wondered; ‘Cui bono?’.

West Byron. Turning the Belongil Estuary into a Gold Coast canal system would enable canals to extend right up to, and under, Ewingsdale Road, and then into the West Byron area. Billions of dollars in ‘value’ would be gained by the land exploiters (‘developers’ is too kind a word).

To you, wise reader, this is probably flippin’ obvious, but I must thank former ‘Greens’ councillor and elder, Richard Staples, for drawing my attention to a paywall-protected article, which declared that Belongil must be ‘canalised’ on Gold Coast principles, because of the cost of intermittently opening it.

If the posited theory is correct, then the spotlight narrows. ‘Cui bono?’ perhaps being answered ‘Cui reus est?’ is the question.

In our country, in our culture, you do not repress public comment. Hell will be paid.

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  1. Source of this mystery article? Some quotes? If you can’t provide these then this sounds like pure fantasy ( and probably is anyway) – no one trains and formalises watercourses these days – lessons have been learned.


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