Bagnall wields his power
AT last Thursday's council planning meeting, Mayor Gary Bagnall used his casting vote to reject a proposal for a 25-lot subdivision at Wooyung.
It is the same property which in 1988 was approved for a controversial $240million 500-unit resort development, an approval which remains valid.
Cr Bagnall said the subdivision proposal was not up to scratch, but the council was open to reviewing other ideas for the site.
"They've come up with this proposal for very expensive houses," he said.
"Some things about their concept have been good, but there's problems with vegetation and with the closeness to the sea front
"They've made a significant investment in our shire .... and we need to see them getting some sort of return for their investment, but not this one."
Council staff had recommended the application be rejected.