Labor land vow
LABOR has promised to never allow Kingscliff's Lot 490 to be developed, if the party is elected in the March state election.
Shadow Minister for the North Coast, Walt Secord, said a Labor government would make Lot 490 a regional park under the National Parks Estate.
"The advice to us is this is the best way to protect Lot 490 forever. This will keep Lot 490 out of the hands of property developers," Mr Secord said.
Labor candidate for Tweed Ron Goodman said the foreshore was a vital part of the Tweed Coast lifestyle.
"Thousands of people have signed a petition saying they want Lot 490 to protect it for ever. Labor will protect it for ever and we will make sure the National Party can never flog it off to developers," he said.
Kingscliff resident and Save Our Lot 490 campaigner Ron Cooper was thrilled. "We've now got...a real opportunity to create a public facility rather than ... more development."