Stop development north of Nimbin , NSW, save the Calico and Mulgum Creeks area

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Problem
Stop the change from rural to residential land developments along Calico Creek and Mulgum Creek , north of Nimbin, NSW. Some 800 acres are either pending or proposed to be cut up.  Dangerous insecticides, herbicides plastics, phosphorous will run-off from the housing into one of the main tributaries, namely Calico Creek, of the Wilson's ( nee Richmond River ) Valuable agricultural production and land will be lost to housing. Beautiful scenery picturesque for future generations will be lost. Potential eco-tourism will be lost. Traditional water holes for the birthing of Bungjalung babies will be lost; Indigenous heritage lost.

If people want to complain about the proposed developments in the Nimbin area , you have three avenues

Please write to all
northern@planning.nsw.gov.au * this is the north coast planning department new south wales state government - The NSW State Planning Authority 
compliance@planning.nsw.gov.au * this is via to Minister Roberts department - this is the NSW State Government Minister 

Lismore.nsw.gov.au * this is the Lismore City Council


Wildlife, such as Water Dragons, Black Cockatoos .Possums  Platypus, rainforest frogs,  rainforest Bandicoots,  Kingfishers , Small Marsupials etc some rare will be threatened with loss of habitat, as runoff from pollutants across basalt bedrock is certain to effect the area. The land and its heritage should be protected. Tourism and eco- tourism can be better directed towards our unique natural environment, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife..

Nimbin has only around 450 permanent residents. 

Solution
The Lismore City Council or the NSW State Government can stop this development. Instead build a 'Centre for the Environment' This can be constructed just past NImbin's 50 k mph zone, establishing an educational centre ( such as the one in Mossman Gorge ) for tourists locals alike too learn and then explore the uniqueness of the area. Walk ways such as in Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rain Forest Walk and various walks in Tasmania etc could be built adding to the eco-tourism. Local people can be employed to drive buses to and from sites such as Nimbin Rocks or Three Tree Hill , and give tours on how indigenous people lived for thousands of years . Our good agricultural and and its heritage should not be sold off. Nimbin has a very high unemployment level , a project like this would benefit all in the community and protect our resources . Tourists would be encouraged to stay for longer, local artists can display their wares The community can grow.

Personal story
mark pestell , wanting to save the area from exploitation. and give employment to local people,  protect our  natural environments, protect our flora and fauna , Help create eco-tourism and  support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.



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