16 September 2013
ORA and our members have repeatedly met with resistance and secrecy from developers who are relying on the assurances of a pre-approved environmental assessment process – telephone calls not returned, information not provided, and consistently told by developers that “you can’t stop the project – it is a done deal”.
It is unacceptable that the public has had to deal with such arrogance, resistance, deception, and an overall lack of disclosure of vital aspects of the project until the ER is issued. Our members have used the formal Freedom of Information process to obtain relevant details, only to be met with an appeal by the proponent when ordered to provide the documentation.
This attitude has created an environment of mistrust which in the end only delays and lengthens the process.”