MANAGEMENT MATERIAL: Planning expert Paul Summers.
MANAGEMENT MATERIAL: Planning expert Paul Summers. John Mccutcheon

Action group gets organised to protect Cooroy lifestyle

ONE of the leading figures in the fight against the proposed Ridgewood intensive chicken farm has been appointed to lead local lobby group, the Cooroy Area Residents Association.

Rod Ritchie is CARA's new president with Helen McGregor secretary and Dennis Pitman continuing as treasurer

They are joined on the management committee by local planning expert Paul Summers, Clytie Glass and Alan Hodgkinson.

Mr Ritchie in CARA's inaugural newsletter said the association's highlights last year included well-attended meetings on the Cooroy Broiler Farm development application on Top Forestry Rd, which is now with the Noosa Council pending a recommendation for councillors.

"The new management committee aims to promote CARA and its activities widely," Mr Ritchie said.

"Our new site is online and has the ability to expand in many different ways.

"Soon, we will start some blogs on topics such as: Wildlife Watch, Landcare Tips, Local History, Best Local Walks, Local Arts and Crafts, and basically anything members would like to know more about."

Mr Ritchie said there is lots of optimism about the future of CARA as an important residents' group that "cares about the future of Cooroy and district".

"We'd like to tap into the skills and interests of our members so that we can expand our range of activities.

"If you have time and energy, or even just ideas about what you think CARA should be doing, then please get in touch," Mr Ritchie said.

Go to www.caracooroy

.com.


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