Petition against Lot 490 development has 10,000+ signatures
SIGNATURES on a petition to stop the State Government from developing a nature reserve in south Kingscliff have now surpassed the 10,000 mark.
The milestone means the petition can now be tabled in state parliament for debate.
Campaign spokesman Jerry Cornford said almost 23% of the Tweed voters support group Lot 490, who aim to stop the sale or lease of a strip of bush land on Casuarina Way which acts as an environmental buffer to the Salt resort.
"We want to apply political pressure on the state and local governments to keep the land for natural use," he said.
"I wouldn't have thought that any candidates for council could afford to ignore the wishes of the electorate and if they choose to they have certainly not done what they were elected to do"
Group Lot 490 plan to submit their own development application to Tweed Shire Council for the two-lot parcel which was once Crown coastal reserve.
"We're drawing up a plan for an alternative use of that land for expansion of the public use which it currently enjoys - with a parking spot and observation area," Mr Cornford said.