The Coastal Communities Protection Alliance – Wooli is calling on Clarence Valley Council’s award winning planning techinques to save the village.
The Coastal Communities Protection Alliance – Wooli is calling on Clarence Valley Council’s award winning planning techinques to save the village.

Council, show your skills: Wooli

A WOOLI organisation is asking why Clarence Valley Council has not used its award-winning environmental planning techniques in Wooli.

Coastal Communities Protection Alliance – Wooli has expressed disappointment that despite council winning a raft of environmental awards recently, it appeared to be ignoring the plight of Wooli.

Peter Dunn from Coastal Communities Protection Alliance – Wooli said if council applied the same progressive attitude to Wooli as it did to other projects, it would result in a big win for the town.

“According to council’s own publicity, the (Clarence Floodplain Project) pioneered new ground in floodplain management,” he said.

“This is obviously a council with impressive planning and implementation capabilities, but these glowing reports are a dismal contrast to both the content and process employed in the recently-released Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan for Wooli.

“To propose ‘planned retreat’ as the only option for a community threatened by coastal erosion doesn’t reflect the thorough, consultative, best-practice approach that has led to these awards.

“CCPA-Wooli is asking council to reject the draft plan to manage Wooli’s coastal erosion problems by abandonment of the village and use their obvious ability to address challenging environmental issues in close collaboration with the Wooli community.”



Baby cot recall from national retailer

Baby cot recall from national retailer

A baby cot is being recalled by retailer Big W

Singles and women lead charge to abandon sugar

premium_icon Singles and women lead charge to abandon sugar

Sugar-laden product sales are dropping.

A Journey to Susan Island

premium_icon A Journey to Susan Island

Our Cadet Journalist wrote a diary about her time on Susan Island

Local Partners