Seabreeze shopping centre fury

POTTSVILLE business people are furious that Tweed mayor Warren Polglase and others may still seek to review allowing a shopping centre in the nearby Seabreeze housing estate through a possible rescission motion.

Pottsville Beach Business Association president Tania Murdock has warned councillors against revisiting the issue, saying they risk the community challenging any back flip in court.

Cr Polglase has suggested a rescission motion might be lodged against a decision not to meet with the developer Metricon after warning at the last council meeting the issue was likely to come back.

“They are revisiting something the council has already disapproved and the court has disapproved,” Mrs Murdock said.

“Why is he (Cr Polglase) pushing something that is clearly inappropriate?

“If anything comes out of this, it will be going back to court again.”

“Why would they waste their time on this? Aren’t there more important things going on?”

Mrs Murdock said councillors should instead focus on representing what the local community wanted, not what a developer was seeking.

“We have had this problem time and time again with Tweed Shire Council.

“No wonder we have such a swing to the Greens,” she said. A council spokeswoman said a rescission motion would not need to be lodged to the matter to be raised again at a council meeting.

“There was effectively no decision,” she said.

“It’s the status quo, so anyone could just put it back up again”.

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