Taking it to the people

A COMMUNITY survey seeking the views of local people on the future of Cabarita Beach and the site of a huge caravan park proposed by Tweed Shire Council and the NSW Government was launched yesterday.

Cabarita Beach/Bogangar Residents' Association spokesman Ashley Baldry said hundreds of survey forms are to be distributed to households and businesses in the area, while others from throughout the Tweed or further afield can fill out online surveys.

Mr Baldry and Griffith University researcher, local resident Dr Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, and other association members yesterday officially launched the survey, which was explained to Tweed Shire councillors at their community access meeting on Thursday evening.

Dr Foxwell-Norton said the survey had been designed in consultation with the community.

“It is an opportunity for everyone in the community to be heard,” she said.

Association president Neil Moores said 90 per cent of local residents were opposed to the proposed caravan park and nearby housing developments and hoped the survey would “move our community beyond these controversial plans”.

Copies of the survey are being hand-delivered to all households and businesses and should be returned by Friday, August 26.

An online version of the survey can be completed at www.cabaritabeach.org.

Mr Baldry said the survey was anonymous and should take less than 30 minutes to complete.



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