Anti-woodchip signs go
Conservationists are annoyed that the Bega Valley Shire Council has used
ratepayer funded resources to remove anti-woodchipping signs from the Bermagui
Tathra road at Wapengo.
The signs have hung for over a year from trees high above the approaches to each
side of the Wapengo Bridge.
They highlighted the threat of logging koala habitat in Mumbulla forest, part of
the Wapengo catchment.
Greens Councillor, Keith Hughes is seeking details of the costs born by
ratepayers from the Council.
"These signs were securely and safely erected and carried an important message
for visitors," he said.
Chipstop convener, Ms Harriett Swift, who raised the matter of the signs at a
public forum of Council this afternoon (Tuesday), said that censorship is no way
to win an argument.
"Residents and visitors to the area have a right to know what is going on in the
region's forests," she said.
Forests NSW have indicated that logging of Mumbulla Forest is likely to start
early in the New Year.
Photo caption: one of the signs from Wapengo bridge removed by Council
18 November 2009
SAY "NO" TO WOODCHIP POWER. Sign the on line