Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Last-Ditch Effort to Save Lot 490

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Last-Ditch Effort to Save Lot 490

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Byline: Emma Galliott emma.galliott@mydailynews.com.au

THE final attempt to save Kingscliff's last coastal reserve, Lot 490, from development starts today.The fight, which began in the 1970s, is still going on.

Our Lot 490, a group made up of passionate residents opposing any development on the land, will today start to door- knock for signatures.

Group spokesman Jerry Cornford said it aimed to collect 5000 signatures on the petition.

"We need 5000 to get it debated on the floor of Parliament," he said.

The future of the Crown Land and Coastal Reserve, which lies between the south side of the Cudgen Creek Bridge and the northern boundary of SALT, depends on it.

"It's important that all Tweed residents who value Lot 490 as Crown Land and Coastal Reserve available to the whole community have their say on the matter," he said.

"Our hope, and we believe the hope of the majority of Kingscliff residents, is that the government redesignate the land as Coastal Reserve and secure it as the important wildlife habitat that it is. …

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