Judge developers by their actions
06 June 2007
Letter by Frank Gaschk to the Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
Another advertisement for the Smiths Point development at Smiths Beach has recently appeared. It featured language such as "world-class" and "best practice".
Australia-wide media reports more accurately, and perhaps too kindly, describe the Smiths Beach developer's development practices as "contentious" and "controversial".
The developers continue to advertise their development proposal with apparent disregard to the repercussions of their past actions. They do not understand that their community trust account is empty.
I have a feeling that in the time leading up to and during the public comment period, we will be subjected to a glossy advertising campaign for the Smiths Beach development, featuring the very coastal assets that the community seeks to protect.
I suggest to people, don't be blinded by the gilding presented in the developer's advertisements.
Lending support to this development plan for Smiths Beach lends approval to the methods employed by this developer as exposed by the CCC investigations.
View this development in light of the evidence of the developer's past actions not their promises. Not only is this development totally inappropriate for the coast due to its likely size and visual impact, but also due to the developer's demonstrated behaviour and actions.
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