Nirala Jacobi, Lower Wilsons Creek
As a resident of Alidenes Road, I strongly object to the rezoning of the Wilsons Creek and Alidenes Rd area.
Though I understand housing shortage is critical in the Shire, do we really want to start carving away at the edges of the forest of the Koonyum range to develop a high-density subdivision? The area was described as ‘degraded farmland’ in the Echo article, but I’d like to point out that Yankee Creek running through the targeted land as well the surrounding woodlands serves as a wildlife corridor with resident echidnas, wallabies and even koalas inhabiting the area. It is disheartening to consider the impact such a development would have on them.
Considering that the area is prone to flooding far more frequently than was described, it seems the proposal once again puts profits before realistic sustainable housing solutions.
I hope other community members will join our local community in fighting to oppose this rezoning.