Residents oppose estate expansion

THE expansion of a Kingscliff estate has the support of Tweed Shire Council officers but not the local residents, according to one opponent of the development.

Noble Lakeside Kingscliff resident John Mulligan went to the community access meeting last Thursday to oppose the 32-site development that was being considered at Tuesday's council meeting.

The council's officers recommended the council approve the application.

"One of the main concerns was that collectively they collected $60 million and pay $7000 a year in amenities," Mr Mulligan said.

"We will lose the nature walk and open space at the far side of the lake."

Mr Mulligan said he had surveyed 200 sites at Noble Lakeside about the development application and 90% of the people asked were against it.

"What would happen then is that you would be condemning the 400 people on this site to be living in a construction zone for more than two years," he said.

The Joint Regional Planning Panel originally considered the development at Noble Lakeside but, despite a recommendation to approve the development from the council, it was refused on environmental grounds and the impact on residents.

An alternative plan was submitted with fewer units late last year for the council to consider.

However the plan was not large enough to be considered by the Joint Regional Planning Panel.

The developer, Baclon, refused to comment on the application to council.



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