Council is destroying a wonderful place to live
The Draft Strategic Planning Statement is nothing more than political double speak.
Council's director of planning Mr Scott Cox says it is "a region with physically connected communities through appropriate infrastructure and socially connected through relationships and a sense of unity". What is he on about?
Council can't fill potholes correctly.
They approve developments that do not comply.
They do not listen to the ratepayers' pain due to inappropriate development.
Now they claim this is planning.
The plan claims "to recognise traffic issues in urban areas aiming to protect the scenic quality and unique environmental character of the area".
Try driving on Ocean Beach Rd at school times.
Try looking back from the beach at Ettalong.
What do you see?
It's about to get worse.
We have all seen illustrations of the ugly development that is outside planning guidelines - now approved in Memorial Ave across from the club.
Is this planning?
Mr Cox, hand on heart, is this what you envisage for the Peninsula?
Traffic at a stand still.
Lines of people in every shop.
Anti social behaviour on the increase due to council's social experiment with "a socially-diverse population".
What does this actually mean?
Political double speak again?
The plan claims to "create innovative development and design". Again, it sounds great.
The only thing it will create is a money making opportunity for vested interests, with no vision for the Peninsula, no feeling for its people and a severe drop in our quality of life.
Remember we can change the future.
Think about your vote in the council elections.
They are destroying a wonderful place to live.
These are decisions made by people who do not live here and never will.
Our future depends on all of us taking an interest.
Email, 19 May 2020
Brian Lewis, Umina