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What barefaced effrontery of [Mayor] Michael Lyon to accuse [Echo editor] Hans Lovejoy of lacking quality and integrity!

Michael’s persistent behaviour regarding the filling of floodplains, and TEMPORARY pods, has yielded nothing but deceptive, evasive information to all who have asked for clear, transparent details regarding this disastrous, illegal construction.

When asked for specific details, eg who, what, where, when, why and how, obfuscation is the order of the day.

Meanwhile, the ratepayers who elected him to protect their homes and town have had their quality of life, their peace of mind, and the safety of their homes threatened daily by noise, traffic, dust, their homes vibrating from heavy equipment, with the long-term possibility of increased water damage to already impacted homes a very real danger.

The consultants from SCAADA environment and construction stated that the fill would indeed raise water levels in the surrounding area, that this would be in their report, which could then be used to sue Resilience NSW for damages.

Could this be the report Michael is forbidden to release? When asked quality questions from Hans, eg whose authority, and what consequences – no answer.

So, Mr Lyon, research the definition of quality, integrity, transparency, and responsible political behaviour, because you don’t know the meaning.

Ombudsman investigation into this is long overdue.

Marlene Crompton, Mullumbimby


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