Milne rings alarm for Lot 490

AFTER years of argument and planning, the NSW Government is about to give approval to a resort with 180 tourist units on Crown land just south of Cudgen Creek at Kingscliff.

That's according to Tweed Shire Greens Party councillor Katie Milne.

Cr Milne yesterday rang alarm bells warning “the wider community will be sickened to realise that the bulldozers could soon be moving in” to the beachfront and creek-side site known as Lot 490.

According to the NSW Department of Planning, public submissions of the project lodged last year are still being reviewed.

Its website shows that town planing consultants, Jim Glazebrook and Associates submitted amended plans in November in the wake of those submissions, proposing changes to the resort and the addition of an extra beach access to stop people walking through the dunes.

Leighton Properties Resorts Pty Ltd which was chosen to develop the 43 hectares of Crown land, is seeking approval for 180 units and bungalows, a conference centre, restaurant, bar, shops, resort amenities and a range of community facilities. Cr Milne said approval by Planning Minister Tony Kelly would be his “last parting gift to the Tweed” with Labor looking likely to be defeated at the March 26 state election.

She said public opposition to development of Crown reserves had been “completely ignored”.



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