Implications: Council and Government can't possibly
|Dear Shire Resident:
If your local councillor votes against the Sharks Proposal,
be assured he or she is doing so from a sense of responsibility
founded on the many reasons given above, and here briefly
Questions residents are asking. In sampling Shire residents'
opinions for this website, we have found half a dozen questions
- The Proposal would set a disastrous precedent, opening
historic Kurnell Peninsula to largescale residential development
which Council and community have long and successfully resisted.
- As a "210 Proposal", it contradicts the Shire
community's opposition to overdevelopment and inappropriate
- It would worsen the traffic problems of Woolooware-North
- It would inflict environmental damage on Woolooware Bay
and Botany Bay.
- It would signal the triumph of the money-driven, Murdoch-influenced
NRL competition over the genuine sporting spirit of the
past 35 years.
Remember, the 30 year old "Shark Park" grounds-and-club
are the envy of other NRL clubs - three playing fields, club
premises, and parking, all together beside a beautiful waterway.
Ideal. One of the proudest icons in the Shire's heritage! To
sell part of it off for short-term funding at just this point
in the ever-changing evolution of Rugby League will produce
a bitter long-term regret. (Recall the selling off in the 1930s
of the nearby sandhills?) Remember the great assets the Club
- Should a business sell off its assets to achieve a short-term
- Wasn't this land sold cheaply by the Shire to a rugby
league club solely with sporting and club uses in mind?
- Isn't the site part of the sensitive Botany Bay catchment
and therefore deserving of extra special environmental care?
- Does anyone seriously believe such a large residential
complex won't impact adversely on the Bay which is right
- Won't the 210 units, 60 hotel suites, etc. introduce a
traffic-congesting element into the precious North Cronulla
sporting area of playing fields, golfcourses and nearby
- Isn't this sports club, in a relatively remote location,
getting into perilous financial water with a complex that
will be hugely expensive to build and unlikely to return
anything like a bonanza in today's falling property market?
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