Leda Development's Tweed manager Reg van Rij looking over plans at Kings Forest.
Leda Development's Tweed manager Reg van Rij looking over plans at Kings Forest. Blainey Woodham

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.



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