Locals gathered in Pioneer Park this afternoon for a peaceful protest picnic to take a stand against a proposed road to be developed through the park.
Locals gathered in Pioneer Park this afternoon for a peaceful protest picnic to take a stand against a proposed road to be developed through the park. Trevor Veale

Protest picnic to help save Pioneer Park

A PROTEST picnic was this afternoon held to garner community support to oppose a proposed road to run through Pioneer Park.

The peaceful picnic comes as the public exhibition of the Pioneer Park proposal concludes in the coming days.

Coffs Harbour City Councillors, Nan Cowling and Sally Townley were among the collective of concerned locals at the picnic.

Signs were erected around the park to advocate to passers by to help save its native flora and fauna.

 

Motorists showed their support as they honked their horns on Harbour Dr, the road running parallel to the park, in response to a protester holding out a sign to motorists saying: 'honk to save this park'.

More than 300 people have signed a petition to save Pioneer Park with the aim of gaining 500 signatures to fight the road construction.

The road is part of the broader Coffs Harbour CBD Masterplan.

For the full story, pick up this Wednesday's edition of the Coffs Coast Advocate.



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