Woolworths opponents gather for picnic

ORGANISERS of a picnic to protest the proposed Woolworths in Bermagui say more than 140 residents, tourists, business owners and well-wishers dropped by the supermarket site in Bermagui on Sunday afternoon.

Sam Davis said those present wanted to express their concerns over the latest developments for the iconic town site.

New submissions to council are required as Woolworths has lodged a second development application and the cut-off date for these submissions is Wednesday, January 22.

More details can be found on the Bega Valley Shire Council website.

“The beauty of the site was apparent to the large crowd, many of the older people sharing memories of place and everyone marvelling at the view,” Ms Davis said.

“Local band ‘Sophisticated Boom Boom’ and friends were on hand to perform Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi and the crowd were in top voice for the final lines: Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone, they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot!”

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