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Coila e-Petition now on Parliament site - sign now

The Beagle Editor, Many residents of Tuross Head have been disturbed by the absence of any sincere engagement by Eurobodalla Shire Council over the proposed 72 dwelling development right next to the foreshore of Coila Lake in Tuross Head.

This area is used by local residents for leisure, wildlife photography and exercise. The land slopes down to the lake. It contains a number of endangered ecological communities. Coila Lake contains important seagrass beds supporting treasured marine life. This needs protecting and is listed as such on The Council's website. The western side of the development contains what are thought to be Aboriginal campsites and gravesites.

This 'Zombie' development was approved nearly 40 years ago. Unfortunately the Council's attitude to date is that legislation did not require an Environmental Impact Assessment in 1984, therefore one is not required today. A group of residents in Tuross Head are trying to get the Council to see sense and discuss a more responsible way forward. Unfortunately Council is largely unresponsive to our emails and telephone calls. Below is the link to an e-petition to The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces which Paul Scully MP, NSW Shadow Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has agreed to present to the Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly early next year. I'd be grateful if residents who havent already, would please add their names and support this on-line petition in the link below. We're asking the Minister to request that our Council conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment of this much-loved ecologically endangered area prior to undertaking any development. You can find the petition HERE and here: Robyn Flynn


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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