Austin Butler land should not be sold
Council land in Austin Butler Place, Woy Woy, should not be sold.
Council should not allow itself to be bullied by Woolworths or fears of their withdrawal from Peninsula Plaza.
This cluster of paperbarks and casuarinas help absorb the wet ground during flooding.
This little block is a migration route for grey-headed flying foxes cited as threatened.
The recovery plan is being ignored by Council in proposing the sale of this land;
Little blocks like this one preserve biodiversity on our hot coastal sand plain.
This little block provides amenity and shade for residents and habitat for animals and insects-pollinators feeding on the endemic trees and shrubs.
According to the Central Coast Regional Plan, Council is committed to protect and invest in open space action to "enhance the amenity and attractiveness of existing places";
This little grove of trees is a cool haven for locals to walk between the mall and carpark, the oval and onto the waterfront.
For not much cost, this little green space is cheap to maintain as we, the locals, keep it tidy despite the rubbish left by Woolworth's bins.
Lastly, why is Council committing $5 million for a feasibility study for Warnervale airport.
Email, 16 May 2021
Lesley Harvey, Ettalong Beach