Conditions raise ire of developer
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new township west of Mt Warning may be headed back to the NSW Land and Environment Court after Tweed Shire councillors imposed a stack of extra conditions on the development.
Developer Peter van Lieshout, husband of Tweed mayor Joan van Lieshout, said yesterday he would be talking to his legal advisers about the unusual conditions, which range from insisting on Aboriginal street names with English translations to a ban on keeping ferrets or cows.
“I was just blown away by them and the trivial crap the councillors came up with,” said Mr van Lieshout.
He sat through a lengthy council debate on Tuesday night as new conditions were proposed and voted on - in addition to about 200 recommended by council staff.
A Land and Environment Court hearing on the issue could potentially waive many of the conditions.
“I don't know where it all came from,” said Mr van Lieshout.
“They are really going overboard about naming streets.
“I will be talking to my people and getting legal advice about all the new conditions.”
* For more details see tomorrow's Tweed Daily News.