Unfair on developer
IT’S NOT very nice of Chris Jeavons in his/her letter (TDN, Nov 1) to allege that Dr Stephen Segal’s proposal to fill land in south of Noble Park, Kingscliff, was motivated by greed at the expense of the environment.
My opinion is such comments are unfair, biased and defamatory.
Firstly, Dr Segal has always demonstrated concern for the local environment. It was Gales Holdings who first brought to the community’s attention the Mitchell rainforest snail and later the Wallum frogletts found on their land.
In fact Gales Holdings’ land around Kingscliff is probably the most ecologically researched land in the last 15 years, anywhere in NSW.
Secondly, no developer wishes to lose money and no one should sensibly want this to occur, otherwise what sort of development would that lead to?
The land south of Noble Park is a floodplain as was Noble Park before it was developed. Studies (including council’s own floodplain study) demonstrate the land in question requires building up for community safety. And is safe to build up.
Further, environmentally there has been found (in expert studies) to be no quality vegetation that would be lost as a result.
The bottom line is there is no environmental issue.
Chris Jeavons should apologise to Dr Segal for his nonsensical allegations that Gales Holdings and Stephen Gale are money grubbing and environmentally uncaring. Such comments are just “fake news and opinion”. Too many people in this community use the environment as a political weapon to get their own way.
Our community should embrace Dr Segal’s willingness to inform, consult and listen. As he is one of the most caring, honest, sincere and balanced persons I have ever met.
— Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads
Council will, in every case, put people before potholes. — Cr Ron Cooper