Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Ocean Shores Residents Are Still Fuming over Sale of Roundhouse

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Ocean Shores Residents Are Still Fuming over Sale of Roundhouse

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Byline: SUE GARDINER

MANY Ocean Shores residents are still fuming over their abetrayala by Byron Shire Council after it voted to sell off the Roundhouse site last Thursday, with Cr Diane Woods a particular target of anger.

The deputy mayor was part of an 8-1 vote (Cr Chris Cubis opposed) to subdivide the prominent site into 11 residential blocks and sell them off, a decision which she said made her feel sick.

Cr Woods lives at Brunswick Heads and has been a vocal campaigner for facilities in the shireas north.

aIt was terrible. I felt ill and I knew that I was probably going to cop a fair bit of flak for it,a Cr Woods said.

Her decision had been greatly influenced by the lack of a developer attached to the communityas proposal for a asustainablea cultural centre on the site.

Councilas poor financial position which was even worse than she had believed going into the election was also significant.

She believed the money raised from the sale would be better used on abread and buttera issues such as the maintenance of roads and public facilities. …

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