Disappointing to hear that the Johnsonville Community Association had not secured environmental legal aid to take their appeal to the Environment Court to fight our plan change. I might not agree with all their points but do believe that there should be a level playing field when it comes to court action.
I have been part of a group that went to the Environment Court and know how expensive it is to hire expert witnesses. I will be interested to hear the reasons why the legal aid was declined. The legal aid fund must be increased to support legal community action.