Protesting Against Losing a Green Golf Course to Development

I am a member of the Clear Island Waters Action Group (CIWAG) who are fighting against the redevelopment of Surfers Paradise golf course next to where I live. Developer John Fish is proposing to obliterate the fauna and flora of a beautiful golf course for the sake of 1200 dwellings up to 9 storeys high to house 3500 residents plus substantial commercial premises and a noisy tavern. Read and comment on our blog and Twitter the action group at @ciwag.

At least the free Gold Coast Sun newspaper gave us some coverage on page 3 in their edition of 29 July 2009 with a photo showing the action group with placards and local residents showing support:

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The $850M development will be difficult to oppose but we are bringing in social media tools like blogs and Twitter to help us with the fight.


About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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