Monday 24 June 2002
COUNCIL ABANDONS LEGAL CHALLENGE –
EUROBODALLA COMMUNITY DEPENDENT ON CHARCOALITION APPEAL
On 18 June 2002, Eurobodalla Shire Council decided to donate $50,000 to assist the Charcoalition appeal and not to proceed with its appeal against the Planning Minister’s decision to develop a charcoal factory between Mogo and Broulee.
Chris Kowal, spokesperson for the Charcoalition, said “This decision by Council means that the onus of the court case has now fallen squarely on the shoulders of the community.”
“In setting the targets for our legal challenge, we had assumed that some assistance would be provided by Council. The target for community contributions remains at $100,000.”
“The community continues to be generous with its donations, and we thank everyone for that. Now that Council has abandoned its appeal, Coastwatchers Charcoalition still encourages the community to continue their generous donations so that we can build the best legal case possible.” Chris continued.
“In pursuit of our goal to achieve $100,000 of community contributions, Charcoalition has a program of fundraising events planned.” Chris concluded.
Donations can be made at any IMB branch to The Coastwatchers Charcoalition account. Alternatively cheques made out to ‘The Coastwatchers Charcoalition’ can be sent to Treasurer, Charcoalition, PO Box 521 Batemans Bay 2536.