It has been confirmed. The people and the cassowary are of no interest to the State government and the cassowary and the World Heritage areas are of no significance to the Federal government.
First they take no notice when the council puts together a shoddy planning report clearly skewed in favour of the developer and when it is bought to the Federal and State governments attention by hundreds of people they say it is not of interest or of no significance.
The Federal Environment Department informed us on 4th March " I can confirm that the consultant working on behalf of Mission Helicopters Pty Ltd responded to the department advising that Mission Helicopters Pty Ltd is aware of its obligations under the EPBC Act but is focusing on finalising the Local Council processes at this point in time".
Minister Ley confirms in her response to our 'call in' request, "The company has advised it is aware of its obligations under the EPBC Act and will seek advice from the department when appropriate. "
The State Minister for Infrastructure and Planning/local government has decided against using his power to call in the development for reassessment. He informs us the appropriate place for any community concerns to be heard is in a costly court appeal. , "This is a reserve power that is used only in exceptional circumstances. In this instance, there are no state interests impacted by the development which would warrant my involvement. The Planning and Environment Court is an appropriate forum to examine any issues relating to the technical assessment of this application.
It's all in the letters below.
The ordinary people, the ones the governments are supposed to be working for, have been dismissed.
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Court appeal chronology
28th February 2022.
C4 entered into a compromise settlement with Mission Helicopters. The appeal did not proceed to a court hearing.
3rd December 2021
The appeal was reviewed. Judge Morzone ordered (above) the appellant (C4) to provide a list of matters they wish to be considered for inclusion in the proposed conditions attached to any approval of the development application.
3rd September 2021
Order (above) made by his Honour Judge Morzone QC.
Appeal review listed for 3 December 2021
6th August 2021
Court ordered MH to respond to C4 correspondence by August 15th. Appeal review listed for 3rd September.
3rd June 2021
Grounds on which Mission Helicopters, as co respondent , defended the appeal .
5th Mar 2021
C4 filed to appeal the Heliport approval decision