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Imagine you purchased land which was zoned to be subdivided from 1 in to 3 lots as a financial investment for your children’s future. Years later when you put forward your application to proceed with only a 1 to 2 lot subdivision that meets all planning requirements (and is supported by Council assessors), Councillors intervene and BLOCK the proposal stating that the land had only been zoned for subdivision because the developer (Pacific Dunes Golf Club) wanted more yield (to make more money) but they never intended for a regular family to benefit. Immediately after BLOCKING this FAMILY'S application Council APPROVES an IDENTICAL subdivision application for the neighbouring property who just happens to be a local property developer.

This is our story and our local council who is destroying our family, our dreams and our financial future. But it could quite as easily be you.

Our family, our young children and those who support us have been threatened, abused, intimidated, subjected to public vilification and bullied in an effort to stop us proceeding or pursuing an appeal in court. Port Stephens Council were advised by their own legal team that if they blocked the application it would be indefensible in the Land and Environment Court. As a result Council proposed to immediately rezone the land without advising the family or conducting the normally required strategic report or study. This action was taken to deceptively remove the resident’s right of appeal through the land and environment court wasting further public money.

We ask for your support in signing this petition. Help us show Port Stephens Council on 13th February 2018 that the community expects consistent and fair judgements on planning matters and equal rights for all residents. Your signature indicates that 

  • you do not support the bullying and intimidation of applicants
  • you do not support public officials who support bullies
  • you do not support the back zoning a family’s land without a strategic report or study
  • you do not support discrimination against one family
  • you do not support back zoning that is in opposition to all state, council, community and ministerial strategic plans, and;
  • you do not support back zoning land in an attempt to remove the legal right of appeal of a young family

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