Letter to the Editor - March 9: CBD's Orwellian road project

GEORGE Orwell, author of the famous book 1984, would be impressed by the double speak of the Coffs Habour Council regarding the planned demolition of Pioneer Park.

According to the council documents, Pioneer Park is in fact a road reserve and Pioneer Park will be 'created' when a road is built through the existing park.

I urge residents to consider the value of retaining this green space in our CBD region, for the birds and animals (including koalas) that frequent the park and for the locals who also enjoy the space.

I urge interested locals to get in contact with your councillors and/or consider making a submission regarding this development.

Surely with modern urban design examples from around the world we can do better than the current road fixation, poor planning and ad hoc design approach.

Craig Christie



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