AFTER a strong turn out of volunteer helpers last Sunday, Lot 107 Shara Boulevard at Ocean Shores has been cleared for games and soccer matches have been planned for next month.
As Byron Shire Council continues to debate buffer zone issues and whether to pursue community mediation or court action, Ocean Shores' sporting community has taken matters into its own hands.
Yellow ribbons mark out boundaries on Lot 107, a well grassed area the size of a soccer field has been cleared, and kids are kicking balls around the lot.
Tina Petroff, one of the cleanup organisers, said volunteers had done a brilliant job of making the area usable.
"It looks good, and the first soccer matches are scheduled for December 12," she said.
"If council doesn't respond to our second offer of mediation the matter will go back to court."
A charity golf day will be held at the Ocean Shores Country Club on December 5, with proceeds going to the Lot 107 Ocean Shores sports field fund.
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