A petition to save Lot 490 has more than 5,500 signatures.
A petition to save Lot 490 has more than 5,500 signatures. John Gass

Lot 490 reaches 5,500 signatures and counting

THE petition opposing the development of coastal reserve Lot 490 at Kingscliff has gathered 5,650 signatures in four weeks.

Campaign spokesman Jerry Cornford said it was believed to be a record response for a local issue petition in such a short time-frame.

"The number of signatures is well in excess of the adult population of Kingscliff and represents more than 10 percent of the adult population of The Tweed," Mr Cornford said.

He said the petition had been successful in raising the profile of the issue and they would be seeking to keep it in the public eye and maintain the pressure on the State Government and Tweed Shire Council.

"I don't think anyone at State or council level can afford to lose 6000 votes," Mr Cornford said.

He said campaigners would be urging council to endorse a new Plan of Management for Lot 490 during a workshop on the issue next month and to reveal that at a subsequent public meeting.

The campaigners want to keep the lot as a Coastal Reserve and wildlife corridor available to all the community

Tweed State MP Geoff Provest was contacted for comment.



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