I wish to make objection to Draft General Local Law No. 2 – Community Amenity and Municipal Places, by submitting attached submission by Dr. Patrick Jones which eloquently addresses my objections.
I can in some ways understand the motivation behind many of the items in the draft, but times are changing. Our Councilors has recently joined Hepburn Shire together with many others across the globe in declaring Climate Emergency. This changes everything, it changes how we think and act, right now. So instead of thinking old school, how to manage unruly citizens and unkept public land we must now think how we can inspire local communities to come together with Council to develop strategies for how best to manage our local public spaces. Let us make Hepburn Shire an even brighter example for others. Climate change means food scarcity so let’s grow food on our public lands for all to share. Climate change suggests hotter climate and food production like fruit and nut trees etc. are fire retardant thereby creating firebreaks.
I suggest working groups of locals and council reps are established throughout the shire to develop all public lands into green food and shelter spaces.
Please Councilors Kate Redwood and Fiona Robson, support our objection and help to make Council land part of Climate Change Action.
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