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Koalas over caravans: residents launch petition objecting to Fantasy Glades redevelopment in Port Macquarie | The Macleay Argus

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A PETITION with more than 10,000 signatures is backing a community campaign to protect the former Fantasy Glades site in Port Macquarie from development. The petition on change.org was organised by the Shelly Beach Residents’ Action Group in opposition to a development application to turn the site off Parklands Cl and Wandella Ave into a gated caravan park with 12 long-term sites. Fantasy Glades, a popular local tourist attraction, ceased operations in 2002 and since then, the replica buildings such as Cinderella’s Castle, the Old Woman’s Shoe and miniature chapel have become derelict and surrounded by bushland. The park opened to the public in August 1968 and operated on the site…



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