Committee fights caravan park
A NEW residents' committee had taken up the fight against a 230-site tourist park in Cabarita.
The Cabarita Beach/Bogangar Community and Economic Development Committee was founded after a study into the community's attitude to a proposed tourist park in the coastal village.
The Cabarita Beach/Bogangar Residents' Association commissioned the study and was also a long-time opponent to the tourist park development.
The association's president Neil Moore said the outcome of the study showed that people did not want the development.
"I would like to thank residents and business owners for taking the time to let us know what they think," Mr Moore said.
"This is a wonderful achievement that will enhance the community's economic, environmental and social welfare."
Residents' Association member Ashley Baldry presented the finding of the study to the council during a community access presentation Thursday.
Mr Baldry said the committee would act on behalf of residents on development in the coastal community.
Cr Kevin Skinner questioned the validity of the study and the newly established committee in representing the entire community on the tourist park issue.
"I was hoping that there would be meeting between councillors, the association and business owners. Will these meetings be going ahead?" Cr Skinner asked.
"It will go through the new committee from now on," Mr Baldry said.
"I have a letter from 50 odd business people supporting the park. Are they now not allowed to speak because they are not part of this committee," Cr Skinner said.
Mr Baldry said businesses and business interests would be represented in the committee.