Cove Website Journalist Guilty of 'Selective Reporting'

tonyhWed, 18/09/2013 - 5:32pm

We regret to advise that a Cove website journalist (as yet unnamed) has been found guilty of selective reporting. The reporter (as yet unnamed) has refused to name his sources and so must be held personally and solely responsible for the media beat-up when he filed a report that a clearance program of  derelict oyster leases had begun off  Boulevard. The website has since been advised that the remaining Cove leases are priority leases and will be preserved as working leases for the forseeable future. The activity observed by this journalist (as yet unnamed) was merely renovation work by the owner. The website administrators wish to advise that this style of reporing will not be condoned and the journalist (still unnamed) has been sent to bed early. We apologise for any unwarranted excitement or confusing caused by this article. 


Back in 2010 the GLC Management Plan for Water Street Reserve included the following comments:

  • An unverified source indicates that the oyster lease offshore is current until 2019 and protected under the NSW Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy (OISAS)
  • The strategy indicates that for an oyster lease to be classified as a priority oyster aquaculture area it should not be directly offshore from or within 50m either side of:
    • An area managed for public recreation
    • A public boat ramp or wharf
  • The OISAS is due for revision next year according to its own triggers for review. It may be possible to request that the boundaries of the current lease be altered to accommodate the use of Water St reserve as an area for public recreation and an area for public boat launching.

I wonder if GLC made such a request?


p.s. The same comment appears on the Casuarina Park Management Plan although with the year 2017 instead of 2019.




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