Meeting – Rural Lands Strategy 18 November 2018
public meeting will be held on Sunday 18th
November at 2pm at Captain Oldrey Park, Broulee to raise awareness
and engage with the community about the effects of the proposed Rural
Lands Strategy (RLS). This meeting follows on from that held at
Mossy point and the recent meeting at Mogo which was facilitated by
the shadow Minister for Primary Industries Mick Veitch and the ALP
candidate for Bega Leanne Atkinson. The Eurobodalla Shire is pushing
on with its contentious RLS with Mayor Liz Innes repeatedly assuring
residents that “it’s a done deal” and no further action from the
Public will make any difference. In fact the changes require sign
off by the NSW Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts and with a state
election coming up in March there is plenty that can be done.
concerned about the nature of development in our shire are welcome to
come along to this public meeting. Speakers, community group stalls
and maps on display will help the public identify the areas concerned
and what’s being proposed.
a nut shell – the proposal will open up land to development across
the whole shire and will impact adversely on coastal land, wetlands
of national significance like Waldron’s Swamp and areas known to
contain threatened species like the Yellow Bellied Glider. The
RLS proposes to change the zoning, watering down environmental
constraints important for protecting these wetlands and other areas
of high conservation value. It
will open up land for development which may significantly change the
character of many areas of our shire. Many businesses that rely on
the natural part of the Nature Coast could be adversely affected.
of the areas that will become open to development are sites that back
onto our waterways. This will affect water quality, fish stocks,
oyster beds, and adversely impact our estuaries and beaches.
growers are also very concerned about the impact of the proposed
changes, noting that the pristine waterways of the Shire are of
utmost importance to their businesses, and that increased development
along creeks, rivers and lakes will endanger this multi million
dollar Eurobodalla industry.
The cumulative impact of
this RLS together with other proposed developments will adversely
affect the nature of the Nature Coast.
meeting is on Sunday 18th
November at 2pm at Captain Oldrey Park, Broulee
Media Contact: Kathryn Maxwell, Chair Southcoast Health and
0467 558 645 or firstname.lastname@example.org