The full letter is attached below and the key statistics are:
- 245 of the 410 respondents were from Broulee/Mossy Point
- Respondents came from 24 different Eurobodalla suburbs
- Of the 48 streets in Broulee, residents from 36 streets signed the petition
- The clear reason why people signed the petition was that Council should follow through with its previous commitment and retain the important vegetation by reclassifying the land as Community Land.
- 76 respondents of the e-petition left additional comments
- We asked respondents of the e-petition to list their household size. The average household size of Broulee/Mossy Point respondents of the e-petition was 2.5. Which if you extrapolated out to include partners and children would indicate 600+ Broulee and Mossy Point residents support this petition.
The head of Planning at Council, Lindsay Usher, telephoned the Association acting-president, Andrew Bain, on Wednesday and confirmed the matter will go to Council at the meeting on 12 October. Four options will be offered for Councillors to choose from. Council staff will apparently not make a recommendation but we assume there will be costs and benefits of each option presented. He did say that at the briefing there was some sympathy expressed for the community view.
We are not sure whether the Council meeting on 12 October will be a zoom meeting or not. Regardless we think we should try and get as many people to the meeting as possible. We will find out what the rules are for public participation at a zoom meeting and let everyone know.
You can still sign the e-petition here on our Google Form: https://forms.gle/T16zistVTzrdTzp3A