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Originally published 21May2008

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No:7: CONTACT YOUR COUNCILLORS TODAY!

Greetings!
Brilliant turnout at BSC "Meet the Woolies" on Wednesday – thanks everyone for your support. The chambers rocked!

We have one more urgent need – that is to contact your councilors TODAY because they are discussing the S96 tomorrow at BSC. Meeting starts at 10.30 (let me know if you want placards). Because Woolworths have an approved DA, all we can do with the bureaucracy is to buy time:


ASK COUNCILLORS TO REJECT S96 BECAUSE:
1. BUILDING DESIGN
a. It"s taller by 1.2m (now 8.2m high)
b. It"s longer by 21.6m (its now 86.4m long)
(see our website for image http://www.mullumaction.org)

2. SEWAGE CONNECTION
a. Current STP is overloaded and a health hazard
b. "interim connection" is unfair; we have a moratorium
c. New STP won"t be ready by 2010 as no plans have been tendered

3. RELOCATION OF BUILDING TO NORTH MEANS
• Extra traffic in Station Street: noise, fumes, pollution, vibration
• More use of cars because of greater distance from town centre
• Heavy good vehicles will pass 12 more houses in Station Street


4. SUNDAY DELIVERIES BETWEEN 10 & 4 PM
Unacceptable in residential area

These are the basic things we can get them on – no doubt you will think of more such as the building being alien to the heritage character of the town, an eyesore, etc.


BYRON SHIRE COUNCILLORS: cr.jan.barham@bigpond.com; cr.ray.kestle@bigpond.com; cr.ross.tucker@bigpond.com; cr.john.lazarus@bigpond.com; cr.peter.westheimer@bigpond.com; cr.jan.mangleson@bigpond.com; cr.diane.woods@bigpond.com; cr.richard.staples@bigpond.com; cr.tom.tabart@bigpond.com; cr.bob.tardiff@bigpond.com

"We don"t want Woolworths!"
3;. this is true and our strategy right now to stop them is to play the planning game with Frank Sartor: get him to reject the S96 modifications; buy some time; ask for a new S96 which might be more acceptable or we reject it again.
Meanwhile, Woolworths will get fed up if we keep bombarding their directors (and CEO Michael Luscombe) with community opposition to the big box in the biggest little town. Email address: WW_Customer_Feedback@woolworths.com.au and snail mail address is 1 Woolworths Way, Bella Vista NSW 2153.
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Thank you to everyone who supported me with my rego bills – much appreciated!
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KULCHAJAM ETHICAL FOOD CO-OP is starting up in Byron to "activate and develop a model of production and consumption that reflects principles of sustainability, creativity, cultural vibrance & social justice." Cheap food, too.
Contact Techa 0409318406 or Rob 0431366466 for membership forms.
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VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR LETTER BOX DROP for S96 submissions
Please contact Meryn 66841415
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PINE GAP mind gap
The Terror Cell that Never Sleeps
What"s really going on in our red centre
http://www.mathaba.net/rss/?x=592592&abs2

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UPCOMING EVENTS

1. Tassie Forests Still Under Threat! Information and Action Night
Thursday, May 29th, 7PM @ Winsome Hotel, Lismore

2. Aquarius Film Festival - May 23rd @ Bush Theatre, Nimbin

3. Lismore People for Reconciliation Film Night for all the family
Friday May 23rd, 6.30pm @ Star Court Theatre, Lismore

4. Dance for Burma's Cyclone Victims - Saturday, May 24th from 4pm to 6:30pm at Temple Byron

5. Mushroom Mycrorenewal Project - Saturday, May 24th 7PM Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell.

6. ...and on a community note, a Hats Off to Hofmann party will be held at the Bush Theatre, this Friday, May 16th, 7PM onwards in honour of the late Albert Hofmann including films, testimonials, yummy food, Happy High Herbs and a raging dance party with Pagan Love Cult.

More info on each of these events from:
Rainforest Information Centre
Box 368, Lismore 2480 NSW
(02) 66897519

http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/
rainforestinfo@ozemail.com.au

Palm Oil Consumer Campaign, Take Action Now! - http://www.palmoilaction.org.au/


3;. More next week
Cheers
Deborah

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