Bill Doran, Independent Candidate for Port Stephens response to Opinion Letter G Kennett Opinion by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 21, 2019 Dear News Of The Area, IT was with great interest that I read Mr Kennett’s letter published on 14 Feb 2019. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE As an Independent candidate for the seat of Port Stephens in the March State Election I am a little concerned over the subject matter. If it is true and can be proven there is something terribly unsettling in the Department of Planning and Environment. If elected I would have this compulsory buy back made under a “No Win, No Loss” basis, for either part. Anything more would be seen as purer greed and social indifference on the part of the developers and the Department of Planning and Environment. Should this go ahead as it current is suggested, one of my first acts would be to lobby for a complete investigation into the original sale of the Mambo Wetlands by the Department of Education including the actions of the Department of Planning and Environment for potential inappropriately exercising its powers when dealing with the expenditure of public money’s. On the up side of Grants letter, at least we now know where the council learnt the skill of ignoring the fact and going against community sentiment comes from. Bill Doran, Independent Candidate for Port Stephens.