Gold Coast Council to bring in the bulldozers
EIGHT residents in Golden Four Dr, Tugun, will have their beachside fences demolished by the Gold Coast City Council later this month, for encroaching on public Crown land, News Ltd reports.
Friends of Currumbin coordinated a series of protests which sparked the action, which will see fences, showers and landscaping which pass the public boundary line removed.
Initially residents were given until June 30 by the GCCC to remove their encroaching property if the State Government rejects their application to buy the public beachfront land, but now GCCC councilors have received legal advice the fences could be demolished immediately after the state government decision.
Tugun councillor Chris Robbins told News Ltd that Golden Four Drive residents affected will be given sufficient time to remove encroaching property and fences.
No Tugun Path leader Kate Malouf said that residents would appeal the decision if their application to buy the land is rejected.
"This has been a difficult few months and we have had everything from protests to the poisoning of grass along the boundary line. It's out of our hands now."