Many Canberra residents are non resident ratepayers of the Eurobodalla Shire. Currently there is an environmental issue unfolding that could affect you. A small but vocal lobby group of property developers have, with the support of the local member, Andrew Constance, been provided with the ear of Brad Hazzard, the state minister for planning. Reliable sources report that Hazzard is strongly considering removing all environmental overlays in the new Eurobodalla Local Environmental Plan, currently with the department of planning, at the behest of this small lobby group.
This means significantly reduced protection for wildlife corridors, native bush, sand dunes and many other natural landscape features. The Greens are now supporting a local campaign: ‘Hands Off Our Environment’ that counters the misinformation and bullying carried out by the Hands off Our Homes members.
I am not a Greens member but I am asking anyone who cares about the environment in the Eurobodalla to please read the website below and contact the Minister to convince him that the Shire is not totally comprised of small-minded self-interested yobbos who want to concrete over the entire region. You can read more about this issue, and view the leaflet that is going out over the next few days here:
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