New industrial estate on hold
CREATION of a large new industrial estate at Pottsville, which would provide hundreds of future jobs, has been put on the backburner following fresh doubts about whether various conditions can be met, including the safe disposal of sewage.
Tweed Shire councillors this week effectively shelved the project which was hailed by the previous elected council and subsequent administrators as a way of balancing residential growth on the Tweed with the provision of employment.
The councillors overturned a decision by the administrators in 2006 to push ahead with rezoning 23 hectares of land just west of Pottsville between the Pottsville Mooball Road and the Pacific Highway.
One of the land owners also faces prosecution for allegedly clearing the site in preparation for future industrial use, with the council revealing one third of the area is covered by a 2004 tree preservation order.