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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

As if Dalmeny development only matters to Dalmeny

The Beagle Editor, Council has letter dropped a brochure to Dalmeny residents inviting them to attend two consultation sessions. The fact of the matter is that the way Council has proceeded with the land sale raises alarm bells at how they will deal with future development expansion as well. What is around the corner that we do not know about? I can tell you we were surprised to discover Council selling off what we thought was community land only to discover that they had already started the process thirty years ago. "We consulted with the community back then". What bollocks. There were four men and a dog living in Dalmeny at the time, there was no internet. So how exactly did Council consult? They claim they did and they rezoned the land urban expansion. Then sat on it for thirty years. Like bumbling Vogons they said "It was there on the planning maps if anyone wanted to look" they said. Now, very selectively, they want to talk only to the Dalmeny residents about the future of the development. Did you receive this in your mailbox?

Make sure you book in for the Dalmeny Land Release Area Council consultation sessions and bush walk this Thursday and Friday. There are 2 sessions at the Dalmeny Community Hall on Thursday 9th at 12 pm or 5 30 pm and a bush walk on Friday 10th at 10 am.

This is a chance for the WHOLE community to voice the MANY concerns THEY have about this development plan. The following is a prompt to get everyone thinking about what they might like to raise with the consultants here are some ideas:

  • Habitat destruction

  • Traffic

  • Access

  • Asset protection zones

  • Bush walking and dog walking

  • Runoff and our lake ecosystem

  • Construction Noise

Council has made assurances that this will not be the only opportunity for public consultation, considering the busy time of year.

This should not be restricted to Dalmeny Residents- we are all affected by the destruction of South Coast ecosystems.

If anyone who is not double vaxxed wishes to have a consultation session Council has also stated that they will arrange a one-on-one.

Book in by emailing Yours Dalmeny matters to us all Name and address suppled


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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