Friday, September 19, 2008

Merewether Beach Pty Ltd

Merewether Beach Pty Ltd: the name of the company to alienate the public parkland at Merewether says it all. Certainly the questions posed by Edward Duc (Newcastle Herald letters 15/08) should be answered publicly.

It may be too late to call the last Council to account but it’s not too late for the new Councillors and the existing State Government to stop the privatisation of public parkland.

Newcastle desperately needs investment money in its commercial areas but it doesn’t need commercial areas in its public parklands.

Residents will have to join with RAID : a coalition of community groups up and down the coast in their planned protest rally 19 October in Hyde Park Sydney against inappropriate development.

Doug Lithgow