Have faith in Bellarine DAL process
An open letter to the Premier in newspapers over the weekend (Sat 4 Sept) says “local businesses and communities on the Bellarine Peninsula deserve to be heard” in relation to the Distinctive Area Landscapes process to develop a planning strategy for the future of the Bellarine.
“With three phases of extensive public consultation and feedback since 2019, it’s hard to see how the letter writers can validly claim they or others haven’t been heard,” Federal Corangamite MP Libby Coker said.
“The letter writers all appear to be land developers or owners, builders or other business owners who could directly benefit from further development of open space on the Bellarine.
“Their arguments are all primarily based around dollars. It’s not possible to put a dollar value on our environment. Indeed, the beauty and lifestyle found on the Bellarine is invaluable and unique. We only get one chance to protect it.
“The letter writers had their chance to have a say during the consultation processes. The fact they seek to publicly influence the Premier, outside of that formal process, says much about their sense of entitlement.
“To all of you who made submissions as part of the formal consultation processes, have faith that the process will bring a result that the Bellarine community is seeking.”Share Tweet