Hey guys was given this today from the Mountain Scene in Queenstown. Theres quite a back story to this one but shows you how the rights of the people of this country are being eroded due to big money, nepotism and incompetence by officials.
Im sure some of the people on this forum have been affected by the said landowner or have had similar experiences in regards to public access on the legal road in question. Im keen to hear from you if you have been affected by posting on this forum and hearing your opinions or stories
Whats more QLDC has been aware of this issue and have allowed the erection of a woolshed and considerable earthworks by the farmer as well as the erection of a fence thereby denying public access since 2005.
There is a public consultation process by council to close vehicle access to this road on Monday the 10th June. Legal opinion so far is that the bylaw QLDC are choosing to use to deny vehicle access is actually illegal and does not meet the threshold required to deny access. The public were only notified this was going to happen yesterday!
Further more this has been fast tracked by QLDC with shody technical reporting see below:
Both Dan and myself will be making a submission in regards to this and I encourage other people to get involved or get in touch. This has wide ranging implications and stinks of corruption and non accountability of our elected officials