Jeanette and Bob Jones speaking at Sunday’s Coo-ee land rights meeting in Coffs Harbour.
Jeanette and Bob Jones speaking at Sunday’s Coo-ee land rights meeting in Coffs Harbour. Bruce Thomas

Hunger strike farmer in Coffs

PETER Spencer, the face of the landowners’ property rights movement, will come to Coffs Harbour on Monday, following the success of Sunday’s Coo-ee Rally.

The Cooma farmer who crystallised farmers’ frustrations over land rights when he went on a hunger strike on a wind tower platform last year, will speak at two Tower of Hope presentations on the Coffs Coast, on Sunday and Monday.

He will speak at 2pm on Sunday at the Nambucca Heads RSL Club and at 7pm on Monday at Club Coffs (formerly the Catholic Club).

The city is also about to have its own Coo-ee Property Rights Association, following Sunday’s Rally which attracted 72 people.

Coo-ee Rally organiser Jeanette Jones said 10 of the local residents who had attended that meeting had put their names forward to form a committee.

She said they would represent Coffs Coast residents with issues relating to property rights and landowners’ right of use of land.

The Coo-ee Property Rights Association has had a name change. It was formerly known as the Property Rights Support Group but now plans to become a formally incorporated body.

Mrs Jones said the new committee members had been formally introduced to Coffs Harbour mayor Keith Rhoades on Monday during a brief discussion relating to the Priority Habitats and Corridors Strategy 2010-2030 (PHACS).

Landowners with issues relating to Priority Habitats and Corridors Strategy 2010-2030 (PHACS) who are not financial members of NSW Farmers Association are invited to phone committee members Roger on 5617 6058 or John 6656 4658.



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