Federal Govt decision on Kings Forest approval delayed
A DECISION on the future of the controversial $2.5 billion Kings Forest residential development has been delayed for two months.
The Federal Government was this month due to hand down its assessment of the state-approved plans under its Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
But that announcement is not expected to be made until mid-April now.
Late last year Tweed Shire Council voted to recommend to the Federal Government that it impose a dog ban at the proposed estate to protect a local koala colony
Environmental groups and Richmond MP Justine Elliot have also been calling for such a ban.
But the developers Leda, say the estate won't proceed if the Federal Government bans dogs as the project would be financially unviable
Kings Forest, to be located on an 880-hectare site west of Casuarina, is a staged development which would eventually house more than 10,000 residents in 4500 dwellings.