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Friends of Moonee Beach

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Red Kev, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Red Kev

    Red Kev Member

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    Moonee Beach is a small coastal village just north of Coffs Harbour. I am sure many of you have stayed here at some time and enjoyed the surf, fishing, swimming and crabbing in the estuary, or just gone for a solitary walk along the beach.

    Unfortunately, a DA for a 24-hour service centre and fast food outlet has been proposed at the entrance to the village. I won't go into all the environmental and social impacts that such a development might have; you can read about them if you're so inclined on the website.

    If you've been to Moonee and enjoyed it for what it is (a coastal village with a pristine estuary and beach in a marine park), I ask that you sign our petition at http://www.mooneebeachactiongroup.org/letter-to-john-gowing/ that asks the developer to withdraw their proposal in favour of something more community-minded. The residents of Moonee aren't against development; it's the type of development that is currently proposed that we're against.

    If you're interested, more information here http://www.mooneebeachactiongroup.org/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moonee.beach.action.group/

    Thanks.
     
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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Signed.
    Just came back from a week at Moonee, out of the holidays.
    It's one of the few pristine estuary/beach areas that is - currently- appropriately managed. To spoil it would be a travesty.
    A servo/outlet is not warranted there.
    Thanks for posting, good luck with stopping the proposal.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. Red Kev

    Red Kev Member

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    Thanks Mark, much appreciated. Message me when you're next about, we'll have some beers or perhaps a little rum.
     
  4. kombi69

    kombi69 Member

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    Signed
     
  5. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    Done
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Definately.....
    Stuffed my back on the Monday & had to sit n watch Harley & others ripping the bag out of the Nth. peak all week...
    Got a couple of horse sized flatties - both released - and plenty of sunshine on the rocks....
    Hoping to be back in a couple of months.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  7. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Released? You mean they got away.......
     
  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    25 years ago they were talking about that area being contaminated by runoff from Banana plantations with lots of reports of child miscarriages. I came back from staying 3 days in the caravan park with a terrible allergic reaction that came & went for about 10 years. Pretty place though and handy to Coffs.
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah Stevie....had a witness n took pics!
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  10. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Only allergy I get at Moonee is coming to terms with going back to work....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  11. Red Kev

    Red Kev Member

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    What? This peak? Don't bother -- it's rubbish ;)

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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's the one......minus the rooster tails'n'grins :cool:
    I probably watched you trot over the shallows every morning....
    Cheers,
    Mark.
     
  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Done my bit happily ;)
     
  14. Red Kev

    Red Kev Member

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    I knew Kombi crew could be relied on to do the right thing :) Thanks.
     
  15. jimbi

    jimbi Member

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    Signed............hope petition is successful
     
  16. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm gob smacked at this proposal.....
    It's been a while since I've been back......last time, the Coles development was just underway.....no doubt the proposed petrol station will be a Coles discounted fuel operation :rolleyes:. There are so many shops in that development already, why more...?
    First it was the decimation of bananas by the blueberry crew, now the food/petrol conglomerates are making their pitch.......sad.
    Watching with interest.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  17. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Progress as they call has a lot to answer for :( and it's very sad.
    Councils won't allow residents to prune or remove annoying trees (Leopard Trees my pet hate) that the council plant on natur strips in suburbia and then ignore them for 20+ years relying on residents to clean up the mess they make BUT all in the name of progress they themselves or approve corporation development plans to decimate bushland and the home of many native animals :eek:.
     
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    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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  19. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Done.
    Good luck
     
  20. stusbus

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    Signed !:D
     

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