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May 19, 2022

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The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

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In regards to the lost West Byron court case I understand that Council adopted a legal position to concede contentious points in the DA regarding flooding, drainage, sewer, traffic etc. on the advice of independent expert witnesses.

I would like one of those expert witnesses to explain to me how it is okay to import approximately 600,000 tonnes of fill onto a floodplain next to a highly sensitive wetland.

Just to make this clear: that is approximately 80,000 truckloads of fill. Assuming there is a truck going in every ten minutes, five days a week, excluding holidays, that equates to eight years of infilling of West Byron.

And that alone that is sheer madness.

Tom Vidal, Byron Bay

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  1. Just look at how the ” Locals DA ” its going to be much worse than the Villa World version , one of the landowners of the Locals DA , is running a number or businesses in this town , the business they operate in the industrial estate will flood when west byron is built , as there will be nowhere for the floodwater to go,

    complete und utter lunacy , Greed and ignorance in this time of climate uncertainty,

    Anyone one who has anything to do with west byron , from land owners , council and real estate agents will give themselves unlimited Bad Karma for a lifetime …………………………………

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