Foundation president Ben Smith was happy with the turnout and said residents were sick and tired of the government “selling out’’ the environment to the highest bidder. “We have had enough,’’ Mr Smith said.
“We are all suffering from one basic theme repeating the same story of lack of adequate consultation, diligence and due process by the government.
“We share disbelief and outrage these things can be thrust upon us. We have had enough of government ineptitude at all three levels local, state and federal particularly the state.’‘
Mr Smith said issues involving Empire Bay substation, sea level rise policy, offshore gas drilling and Jilliby coal mining were high on the agenda. Sand mining at Calga and Peats Ridge, the protection of Kariong bushland and high voltage power lines through Kincumber and Avoca Beach were also discussed.