'You have got to be joking'

WHAT'S in a name? Not very much if it's something like "Summer Waters", says Kingscliff Ratepayers and% Progress Association president Pete Gladwin. Mr Gladwin and other Kingscliff lo- cals say they have been horrified the winning tenderer for development of public beachfront land south of King- scliff, Leighton Holdings, intends to call the project Summer Waters. They are hoping the name will change when the NSW government formally signs a lease with Leightons and the company reveals its detailed --------------- --------------- plans for the site known as Lot 490 within the next fortnight. They also hope the details won't con- tain any rude shocks and will follow previously agreed guidelines for the area they regard as the last stretch of beachfront to be developed around Kingscliff. "Summer Waters - it sounds like a nursing home somewhere in western Sydney," said Mr Gladwin. --------------- --------------- "I thought it was a joke when I first heard it. It's a generic name. "It doesn't reflect where it is. People can't believe such a beautiful site would have such a boring name. "There are a million beautiful Abori- ginal names." NSW Lands Minister Tony Kelly said earlier this week that the government is preparing to sign a formal lease with Leightons in the next two weeks. --------------- --------------- Once the lease is signed the master plan and associated material would be "immediately" put on public display and Leightons would then "undertake a community consultation process". Mr Gladwin said he had been trying unsuccessfully to learn what was planned for nearly five months. "The community of Kingscliff has an intimate relationship with that piece of land," he said. "We were involved with the formation of a plan of management for the site which set out the amount of open space, public access, how much of the land was to be developed and that sort of stuff. Now we want to see the nuts and bolts."



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