The service centre at Chinderah caters to south-bound traffic. Tweed council has voted to allow another to be built to cater for north-bound traffic.
The service centre at Chinderah caters to south-bound traffic. Tweed council has voted to allow another to be built to cater for north-bound traffic. John Gass

Second service centre coming to Pacific Highway at Chinderah

TWEED Shire Council has voted 6-1 to make the necessary changes to its Local Environment Plan to allow a service station to be built at Chinderah for north-bound traffic.

The service station, which would also include an eatery, take away food premises, rest areas and public amenities, is proposed for a site neighbouring Melaleuca Crematorium.

The public exhibition of the proposal attracted two opponents, including Melaleuca Station which registered concerns about the visual impact, the impact of required earthworks during floods and the traffic arrangements.

Another neighbour objected on the grounds of increased noise and lighting in the area and the visual impact.

At last Thursday's meeting, Cr Carolyn Byrne was the only objector to the proposal arguing that it would not be a safe location for cars and trucks to turn into.

Cr Byrne said there had already been accidents, or near accidents, at the crematorium.

Cr Katie Milne's concern was achieving a more attractive service station which she believed could be done without too much imposition on the developer.

The site was identified as suitable in the NSW Transport Roads & Maritime Services recent Pacific Highway Service Centres policy revision.



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