When this blog was started, its aim was to expose the wrongdoings of one particular multinational, to provide a voice for the small against the big and powerful, to FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. I realize now that this can be a tool for others to air their concerns which, if left to the bullies alone, will forever remain ignored. Let's see if we can change the age-old adage of 'you can't fight city hall.' This incident just happened recently:
Residents of Retreat St, Bridgeman Downs, were delighted when they received from council the final draft of the Bracken Ridge and District Plan. It’s intent was to give future certainty to councilors, developers and more importantly, the residents. The new plan ensured the retention of the quiet, leafy character of their street. Little did they know that the plan they (councilors and residents) had worked on for over 5 years, would mean nothing when the council ignored all aspects of this new plan when considering a new development application for the street.