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Waterview Heights resident Stan Mussared (l) and friend John Hagger with the signed petition handed to council last week voicing their concerns for any proposed CVC sell off, of small parks in the Clarence Valley. Pic: Lynne Mowbray

Rate payers express concerns over possible council sell offs

Waterview Heights resident Stan Mussared (l) and friend John Hagger with the signed petition handed to council last week voicing their concerns for any proposed CVC sell off, of small parks in the Clarence Valley. Pic: Lynne Mowbray
Waterview Heights resident Stan Mussared (l) and friend John Hagger with the signed petition handed to council last week voicing their concerns for any proposed CVC sell off, of small parks in the Clarence Valley. Pic: Lynne Mowbray

Lynne Mowbray

Residents of Mulligans Drive at Waterview Heights have expressed their concerns to the Clarence Valley Council (CVC) last week, regarding the possible “sell off” of pocket parks (small parks in the Clarence Valley).
A petition was signed by 71 residents of Mulligans Drive regarding Moonbiana Park (in their street) and handed in at the CVC Grafton office on Friday.
A cover letter which was addressed to the councillors and the General Manager of the CVC, said that the signatures and petition were part of their local submissions to councils possible rate rise and other sustainability measures as outlined in the Councils Roads to Sustainability brochure.
Residents fear that their small park (along with other small parks around the Clarence Valley) will be sold off and become residential blocks, in an effort to fund the council’s outstanding debt.
The letter calls for the retention of their local public park, in its current form.
Stan Mussared has lived adjacent to Moonbiana Park for around 42 years and said that the park is not only valuable to residents; it’s valuable to our wildlife.
“The park has become an integral part of life to plovers, koalas, wallabies and kangaroos,” he said.
“Councils planting of koala friendly trees in recent years have greatly enhanced the parks powerful environmental value.”
Mr Mussared said that this precious piece of parkland must not be spoilt by building houses on
it.

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