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The Echo reports Paul Toole, Minister for Regional NSW, stating that we must stop development on floodplains, stop making the mistakes of the past, as inevitably floods will occur. PM Albanese said it 13/7/22. Premier Perrottet said it 12/7/22. The O’Kane Inquiry said it. Byron Council Floodplain Management Plan said it. Unanimous.

They were all fully aware of the recommendations made by numerous inquiries, commissions, studies and expert opinion and many resident taxpayers informed them of flooding covering this Mullumbimby rail corridor to a depth of one metre in February 2022, including supplying photographic evidence. They had all visited the devastated Northern Rivers and surrounding area, with Mr Perrottet visiting Mullumbimby.

So, could we have the name of the person with the authority who is signing off for John Lyng to fill our floodplain and is paying this multimillion-dollar company with OUR money to construct this disastrous development that will result in many of our homes being damaged or destroyed again by the next flood event?

We will need names of those responsible to submit in our class action for future damages.

This irresponsible, reckless action is not what we voted them in for, it’s not what we pay them for. We will hold them accountable.

Marlene Crompton, Mullumbimby

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  1. There is a consequence to every action and flood victims deserve full compensation as reckless usage of Fill, paid it seems by the Tax payer is utilised by State Representatives. It naturally follows that a Class Action will be a consequence to address RIGHTS.


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