Letter drops, posters and signs attached to boundary fences were some of the suggested actions agreed to by those who attended the meeting. The community say they want to send a strong message to the local council that a helicopter base is not welcome at the proposed location.
Residents who say they would be impacted by the development describe the proposal as 'the industrialisation of the heart of Mission Beach'.
Fifty five (55) submissions were received opposing Mission Beach Helicopters Development Application for a Material Change of Use (MCU) to establish an Aviation Facility at 2224 Tully Mission Beach Road, Mission Beach .
Those attending the meeting claim the Planning Departments report recommending approval of the development did not properly consider the community concerns in submissions opposing the proposal.
Responding to community requests, the CCRC council voted 4 - 3 at their general meeting on December 10th, to defer their decision about the proposal until their next meeting on 21 January 2021.
Peter Rowles of C4 stressed they have no objection to what is being proposed. "It is just at the wrong location". said Peter.
Liz Gallie agreed saying "There would be much more suitable locations within the Cassowary Coast for what is being proposed". "This would introduce unacceptable noise to a tourism destination between two World Heritage Areas known for its quiet village character" said Liz . "We are asking the council to listen to the people and to stick to the Planning Scheme"
The community is encouraged to attend a meeting at 12.30pm the 3rd January at Ulysses Park following the village markets. Guest speakers will attend.
For more information
Contact Liz Gallie 0414 402 315
Peter Rowles 0429 179 152
This website is managed by Mission Beach Cassowaries inc to share information about the No Helicopters Here campaign against the approval of A HELICOPTER BASE on 2224 Tully Mission Beach Road.
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On 3rd Dec 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.
On the 3rd September an Order (above) was made by his Honour Judge Morzone QC.
The appeal will be reviewed on 3 December 2021
On the 6th August the court ordered MH to respond to C4 correspondence by August 15th.
Next appeal review is listed for 3rd September.
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