Community 'ignored' by Lands minister

THE Jetty Action Group says the newly-released Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshores management plan will promote 'continued and increased division' in the community.

JAG spokesman Wayne Evans also said the Department of Lands plan excluded or ignored 'genuine community input and accepted participatory planning processes', and should be withdrawn.

JAG and Jetty Dunecare will stage a rally at the foreshores at 9.30am on August 3 to hear what Coffs Harbour City Council mayoral candidates have to say.

“In promoting the current plan, the Minister for Lands (Tony Kelly) is claiming most of the objection to previous plans was related to the Jetty Oval and Englands Park,” Mr Evans said.

“This is a red herring as demonstrated by their own summary of submissions on earlier plans, which identified community opposition to development east of the railway line.

“The current plan repeats the same over-development proposals that have been around for over 10 years. As a result of recycling the plan over and over through spin doctors, it is now a document stacked full of platitudes, generalities and weasel words.”



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