The conditions include rehabilitation of cassowary habitat to the north and to the south of the development.
It's all downwash under the blades now, and there might be lots of it if the developer exercises his full rights. The new conditions will allow up to 120 helicopter movements a day from the site at the centre of Mission Beach.
Residents who showed strong support against the devlopment and were willing to help with the appeal and expenses are asking why they were not consulted at any time during the appeal particularly on what, if any, conditions might be considered acceptable to take to mediation with the developer.
The outcome of the appeal has community members grappling with the knowledge their quiet peaceful township, the reason many have chosen to settle at Mission Beach, will now have the unpredictable intrusion of noisy helicopters any time from early morning to late afterrnoon seven days a week.
Affected residents say they were given little or no opportunity to have input into the appeal. They were discouraged from public show of support against the development. There was no mention of community expectation in the judgment handed down from Judge Morzone, a factor that has strong sway in community court appeals.
By sidelining the supporters of the appeal, C4, has unilaterally negotiated an outcome that will have a significant impact on the future amenity and environment at Mission Beach.
With the appeal no longer proceeding to a hearing, those who contributed to the No helicopters Here Go Fund Me appeal have been contacted by Mission Beach Cassowaries (MBC) for instructions regarding their donations. See GoFundMe fundraiser update .
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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