News

Development delayed while council have a yarn

Tweed mayor Barry Longland
Tweed mayor Barry Longland John Gass

A PROPOSED function centre for Cabarita Beach has been stopped in its tracks while Tweed Shire Council holds a workshop on the development.

The $1.1 million additions to a motel at 26-28 Tweed Coast Rd to build a function centre were considered at last week's council meeting but concerns over the height of the structure and noise prompted the council to do a workshop on the development.

Council officers recommended approval under strict conditions that only guests could use the additional facilities under the existing use rights.

Councillor Warren Polglase wanted an amendment to the application to reduce the restrictions on who could use the restaurant/dining area, lounge room and outdoor food and beverage service area.

Cr Polglase was livid at the delay on the development.

"Should we lock the gate on investors coming into the Tweed," he said.

Tweed mayor Barry Longland said the community supported the development but he votes to workshop the application.

"It's a site that is highly degraded and the people want this so I think we should workshop it to ensure we do this properly," Cr Longland said.

Councillor Gary Bagnall said he did not support the development.

"It's an overdevelopment of the site," Cr Bagnall said.

"There is also overshadowing of the reserve and how will that affect flora and fauna."

Topics:  barry longland, cabarita beach, development, tweed shire council



Aussies dominate doubles

TENNIS' FUTURE: Australian Lizette Cabrera hits a backhand shot in a tightly-fought doubles match with Olivia Tjandramulia against Monique Adamczak and Olivia Rogowska at the Tweed Tennis International at Arkinstall Park. Adamczak and Rogowska advanced 6-7 (6) 7-5 (10-5).

Tweed Coast Tennis International heating up.

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

Local Partners

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia is 'painful' to see

Michael Palin has found Terry Jones' decline "painful to watch"

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.