SPEAKING UP: Many views on the Woolgoolga Draft Plan of Management were expressed at public meeeting held on Wednesday night. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
SPEAKING UP: Many views on the Woolgoolga Draft Plan of Management were expressed at public meeeting held on Wednesday night. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Points of view expressed on Woolgoolga plan

WOOLGOOLGA'S Draft Plan of Management was ruffling more than a few feathers at a public meeting held last night.

Around 150 people attended the public information meeting at Yeates Hall at Woolgoolga Primary School to discuss the draft plan, which is currently on public exhibition.

Coffs Harbour City Council's manager of Holiday Parks & Reserves Jason Bailey spent 45 minutes outlining the key aspects of the plan before opening the floor to questions.

More than one attendee expressed their dismay on the proposed demolition of the Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club but president Les Pepper said not one person opposed to the plan had been in contact with the club itself.

"How about those people who are so passionate about our club actually get in contact with us and have a chat with us - no one has actually come to us to ask us what we think," Mr Pepper said.

A comment that public consultation should not have waited this long was met with applause from the crowd.

Mr Bailey acknowledged the concerns of residents but said the best and most effective way for people to have their voice heard was to make a submission.

"Those personal values and ideals, what you personally like or don't like and the reasons why is what forms the perfect base for a submission," Mr Bailey said.

Cr Cowling reiterated Mr Bailey's sentiment. 



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