Save Kenilworth Camping from Councils Stupidity!
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Shame Sunshine Coast council Shame!
It finally happened!
Friday Afternoon (23/06/17) we (Paulger Family of Kenilworth Camping) received an enforcement notice from the Sunshine Coast Council. We have tried to reason with this council for nigh on 12 months. We are disgusted that the Council claims to have policies supportive of farmers. The opposite is the fact! When one of the areas last dairy farming families like us who has nurtured and owned this farm for 60 years diversify our operation offering Camping to keep our farm afloat financially, councils sole aim seems hell bent on stopping Camping on our farm. They appear not to understand the $$ value our little campground adds to our Kenilworth community. Instead of offering support, they bully us with the threat of a fine of up to $183,150.00. It appears the aim is to bleed us dry of funds!
We are so disappointed that the enforcement notice states that they have received numerous complaints about our property being used as a campground (most likely from competitors).
We feel very let down by Mayor Mark Jamieson and Greg Rogerson. It appears common sense has no place in this Councils decision if the mulched fruit trees in Buderim are any indication. These actions displayed how out of reach the Council really is. Assisting a local dairy farming family who have shown some initiative by allowing campers a spacious place to camp along the banks of our pristine Mary River doesn't rate. The Kenilworth Camping team would hope that you, our loyal Happy campers will continue to support us now more than ever during this battle by camping with us; signing this petition; sending emails or messages to the Mayor or council in support of us - and generally keeping this issue at the forefront to help us force change and right this injustice!
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