News

Councillors do the Noble thing

Tweed mayor Barry Longland
Tweed mayor Barry Longland John Gass

THE decision on the expansion of a development at Kingscliff has been deferred until after the council elections in September.

The 32-homesite development application at Noble Lakeside was being considered at the Tweed Shire Council meeting on Tuesday.

In a vote split 3-3 and with a casting vote from Mayor Barry Longland, it was decided to defer the vote until after the council elections for councillors to visit the site to evaluate the flooding risk.

Councillor Warren Polglase declared a pecuniary interest in the development and left the chamber for the debate and vote.

Cr Longland said his decision to defer the vote was based on timing of the application coming before the council.

"(I support deferral) on the basis of the spirit of the caretaker period," Cr Longland said.

"This is controversial and we have received a lot of objections to the proposal."

In the report to the council, Tweed Shire officers recommended approval of the application.

Joan van Lieshout said the application had been in front of the council long enough and a decision was necessary.

"This is our responsibility," she said. "If you haven't been out to the site in the past four years then shame on you."

The NSW Government's Joint Regional Planning Panel originally refused the application for more home sites at Noble Lakeside despite the council's recommendation to approve the development.

Topics:  development, election, tweed shire council



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Calm weather with up to two-metre swells at Tweed

Waves might look like this.

Surf conditions for the beach this weekend.

Feast of street food trucks into Harbour

FEAST FOR FOODIES: Mat Whalley, Kat Creasey, Chico Green and Trevor Braga from Food Kartel and Destination Tweed CEO Bill Tatchell are looking forward to the Tweed Food Truck Extravaganza.

Food Trucks will descend on Tweed Heads for a street food fiesta

Upmarket beach townhouse

Real Estate: 4/45 Kingscliff Street, Kingscliff NSW.

Take a look inside this stylish Kingscliff townhouse conversion

Latest deals and offers


British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances