Celebs ask to stay in the jungle
FOR more than a decade, the hit UK reality TV show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here has been filmed on a remote Dungay property.
With the existing consent due to expire in June 2017, producers have applied for an extension of the contract.
"Council has received an application from ITV/Granada to extend the life of the application for another three years, taking the approval through to June 2020,” a council spokesperson said.
"It is recommended for approval.”
If approved, this will be the sixth filming approval extension for the production company.
However, UK publication The Sun recently reported there was a disagreement between landowner Craig Parker and the production company.
The newspaper claimed in October that Mr Parker was "refusing to sign a new contract when it runs out in February.”
While Granada has had several disputes with neighbouring properties over the years, a Dungay resident said they were happy with how ITV
had handled the
"They have been complying with everything that we've asked for,” the resident said.
The DA shows Granada has followed any requests made by council and has dealt with public complaints in an appropriate manner.
According to the DA, Granada spends approximately $13 million in the Tweed annually and employs "approximately 80 or more local residents in various departments.”
Councillors will make its decision regarding the approval to extend the contract during its planning committee meeting tomorrow.