Fame Cove would be returned to community use under a proposal announced by Greens candidate for Port Stephens, Charmian Eckersley today.
“Fame Cove plays an important role in the local community and environment of Port Stephens,” said Ms Eckersley. “There is a unique opportunity for the community to secure this important piece of land. The Greens believe that a modest investment from the state government now can deliver benefits for the electorate of Port Stephens for decades to come.”
“Its all about priorities,” said Ms Eckersley. “The Greens believe that it is important to invest in our communities, invest in community amenity and to invest in our environment. If we act now we can rezone Fame Cove to environmental protection and ensure that this land will remain in community hands. Every private owner of this land faces criticism by the community as they attempt to develop this pristine environment. It is time to put a stop to this fiasco.”
The Greens estimate that the cost of purchasing the land from the current owners would be approximately $8 million dollars.
Charmian Eckersley, Greens candidate for Port Stephens can be contacted on 49603088 or mobile 0407 730 410 Blogspot: http://charmian-eckersley.blogspot.com