I have never written a letter to the editor before, but I am so shocked and saddened by what is happening on the Central Coast right now that I must speak out.
The sale by Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) of 19ha at Mt Penang Parklands, for ‘a new major development’ (CCN April 9) will involve Borg Manufacturing Pty Ltd bulldozing bushland, wildlife habitat, including established trees to build a factory.
Adam Crouch seems to think this is a huge win for the Coast.
Shame on you Adam.
Have you walked up there?
Have you seen what an asset this space is for the local community?
Kariong residents, do you realise that once Borg have built their factory, you will be visiting the gardens, doing your park runs, sipping your coffee, attending your twilight markets, festivals and walking your dog right next door to a stinking factory?
I understand you think this will create jobs; but what price to pay?
Central Coast Council’s proposed sale of 7,000 parcels of our community assets, including community halls, bowling clubs, parks and reserves; these are our community’s assets.
Do we really want them sold off to pay a debt?
Have your say before May 21.
The proposed development of sacred Aboriginal land on Woy Woy Rd, for 70 houses; the loss of wildlife habitat and flow on effect, both natural and political, of this development will be devastating and irreversible.
The Central Coast is known for its pristine beaches, relaxing green spaces, lush hinterland, indigenous story, and strong community.
But if we don’t watch out, if we don’t wake up to what is happening, the things we treasure most (that we haven’t already been wrecked) about our area will be gone.
Email, May 5
Lisa Bellamy, Kariong