IT’S both perplexing and a little sad that in her 40-plus years in Kingscliff, Barbara Fitzgibbon has failed to correctly measure the depth of feeling regarding building height limits.
Her letter (TDN Nov 7) fails to acknowledge that over the past 35 years numerous public meetings, a number of petitions and the fact that Councillor Cooper won every Kingscliff booth in the last council elections, all reflect the community view that building heights should be pegged at three storeys.
This is not the view of a small, vocal minority, not the result of the manipulation of planning regulation as she claims, and bears no relation to nostalgia or the settling of old grudges.
It is the firm, determined and majority will of the residents of Kingscliff expressed at every opportunity and by every means at their disposal for more than three decades.
If Ms Fitzgibbon chooses to describe the Australian electoral process and the Kingscliff Draft Locality Plan as resulting from “ramped up petitioning, grubby politics and the pursuits of bovver boys”, that is her right.
But in relation to her chosen subject, it is she who ignores the value of local integrity and community values.
— Jeremy Cornford, Kingscliff