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The wishes of Florence Price (nee Wigmore), a great benefactor to Ballina, is now just a pile of rubble. Demolition of the Florence Price Village in Florence Price Place is almost complete and the attached photo shows the results of demolition of 14 perfectly-liveable units to nothing more than piles of bricks and concrete.

They have turned our peaceful location into a living hell of noise and dust and Ballina Council should be ashamed of selling off this property without placing a covenant on future development. Greed to make their bottom line look good and the power of the Catholic Church are evident.

All the Council calls for low-cost, affordable housing are just plain bulldust and, with upcoming elections, residents would do well to call out this hypocritical bunch that are now in power. No one will take any responsibility for overseeing the demolition which was what I predicted when the development application (DA) was approved.

Alan Nicholls, Ballina

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