Number of submissions was big, not small
THE last paragraph in a report in last week’s edition headlined “Rezoning debate rages” talks about 55 submissions swaying five councillors. This is incorrect. There were 75 submissions in objection of the proposed Amendment – this represents 64 per cent of all submissions made.
It was also the most objections received by Cottesloe council in years.
The article made it sound like a small number, but in reality 75 (or even 55) is a big number when talking about objections and local council.
I think this paragraph misrepresents the true situation.
A large number of supporters who wrote to council in favour of the proposed Amendment are either members of the Swanbourne Village Trust or stand to make financial gain from the Amendment.
A high number of these supporters are not even residents or ratepayers of Cottesloe.
I think it is important for these facts to be highlighted.
Incorrect information could have devastating results, not just for this proposed Amendment, but for the precedent this Amendment will set for Cottesloe if approved. Nicole Osborne,