Concerns voiced for Hastings Point
MORE than 40 people voiced their concerns over the future of the Tweed Coast village of Hastings Point and a public meeting to discuss future planning rules.
Senior Tweed Shire council planning officers called the meeting in the Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Tuesday.
It was in response to concerns over a draft development control plan prepared by town planning consultant Noni Ruker in the wake of years of controversy over building heights, development density and the changing character of the village.
The Hasting Point Progress Association had called for residents to make a “concerted effort to attend the meeting” and make their voices heard.
It warned the community had “reached a crucial point in retaining the future of the coastal village and call on the public to make their voices heard.
The council’s director of development services Vince Connell said officers who attended the meeting felt that there was generally a positive attitude shown to the draft plan.