News

Revolt against Crown land deal

United: Jerry Cornford with supporters at Cudgen Creek who are protesting about the proposed Lot 490 development.
United: Jerry Cornford with supporters at Cudgen Creek who are protesting about the proposed Lot 490 development. John Gass

CONTROVERSY continues to surround a proposed development of Lot 490, a parcel of crown land between Kingscliff and Salt.

A meeting of the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) held on Thursday at Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club saw 26 people speak out against the proposed development by construction company Leighton Properties.

Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association secretary Julie Murray welcomed the commission's invitation to speak at the meeting.

"Our association believes it vitally important that all members of the community have the opportunity to express their personal views," Ms Murray said.

Speakers at the meeting focused on issues such as the financial viability of the project, the loss of public amenity and the displacement of flora and fauna.

Mark Gray, Leighton Properties managing director, said: "The project is currently going through the statutory process including the planning assessment meeting.

"On conclusion of this process we will decide on our next course of action. ''

Association secretary Julie Murray said the committee would consider the submissions and hoped it would agree with the association's assessment that a development which would accommodate more than 1500 people was not appropriate.

Tweed Shire Councillor Katie Milne said the committee had three options to consider: it could give the proposal the "big tick", it could refuse the project outright or it could include some changes.

"The overwhelming majority of residents is against this project. How can it be in the public interest, if the public is against it," Cr Milne said.

Topics:  kingscliff leighton properties lot 490



Forgotten villages drum up support for flood damage

ALL RUINED: The Tweed floods' devastating impact on personal property was evident as items piled up on Hunter St, Burringbar.

Aid needed for Burringbar and Mooball.

High tea rewards the hard work of the VRA

TEA TIME: Pam Zions, Mary Wiseman, Judith Grant, Lynda Morrfield and Mary Collie raising funds.

Join the fundraiser for the Volunteer Rescue Association.

Tweed schools come together after flood disaster

SCHOOL FRIENDS: Saba , Kiesha , Hunter and Zac  are looking forward to sharing the Burringbar  Public School playground together while Crabbes  Creek Public School is under repairs for flood damage.

Burringbar Public School welcomes Crabbes Creek students

Local Partners

Secret recordings to be heard in celebrity AVO case

ANTHONY Bell has tried to have secret phone recordings of a fight between himself and estranged wife Kelly Landry excluded from their high-profile AVO hearing.

Bruno Mars brings his 24K Magic tour to Australia

Singer Bruno Mars will be coming to Australia in 2018.

But fans are going to have to wait until 2018 for the pop superstar

Most ridiculous thing about the MKR finale

High fives if you managed to watch the MKR finale right through to the end.

“COME on, just tell us who won already!”

Godfather cast reunites at Tribeca

Coppola and the cast of "The Godfather" reunited for one evening and a double feature at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the film's 45th anniversary. The Tribeca Film Festival closed out its 16th edition Saturday, April 29, 2017, with a grand double feature of "The Godfather," parts one and two.

It was an offer The Godfather cast couldn’t refuse

Val Kilmer confirms cancer battle

Val Kilmer, left, and his son Jack attend a basketball game in Los Angeles in 2014.

Batman actor Val Kilmer tells Reddit Q&A he had cancer.

Groomed by her teacher: Mary-Rose MacColl's sexual abuse

Mary-Rose MacColl’s extraordinary new book ­rewrites the misery memoir.

Mary-Rose MacColl’s new book ­rewrites the misery memoir

American Gods a dream role for Ricky Whittle

Ricky Whittle in a scene from the TV series American Gods.

THE 100 star talks mythology and working with Ian McShane.

Affordable rentals out of reach for North Coast residents

Rental affordability hits new crisis levels

Falling rents could spell doom for housing prices

What if I told you housing in Australia was getting cheaper?

Grand historic farming estate in Mullumbimby

37 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby

Check out this week's feature property.

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!