After reading the many letters that have been submitted to The Daily Examiner it is obvious that the town of Maclean definitely needs a new supermarket, but not in the position that those with vested interests propose.
You don't sell public land just to please developers and those who are looking after their own selfish interests.
Before any final decision is made on the selling or leasing of this public asset the incumbent Clarence Valley Council must call an urgent public meeting and take a vote from those present as to which way they will jump.
Advertising through the local press and radio must be carried out for at least one week so that those who are against the proposal to build a new shopping complex can have their say, with a count being taken.
Meetings that have already been held did not reflect the true amount of interest as they were pooly advertised.
Let's have a proper meeting so that the Valley councillors can get the true message.
Some good advise to all councillors; if you have already made the decision before a proper and full public meeting is carried out you all had better look at your positions, as they will become very tenuous because you will all be given the "the royal order of the boot" at the next election.
If you want to waste the public's money go ahead but be prepared to face court action as a result.
A council is elected to carry out the wishes of the people and manage the affairs of the valley in a fit and proper manner - not to toady to those developers with vested interests.
Already, many people are beginning to ask, "What are certain councillors being paid to have the land sold."
This is not fiction it is fact. Preserve your integrity ladies and gentlemen and adhere to the wishes of the majority of your constituents.
Clarence Valley NSW
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