Monday 10th Dec 2020
The Cassowary Coast Regional council (CCRC) voted to defer their decision until their next general meeting on 21 January. The vote was passed 4 - 3 with Cr Tschui, Cr Baines Cr Barnes and Mayor Mark Nolan voting in favour, Cr Millwood, Cr Pervan and Cr Faranelli against.
You can view the live streaming of CCRC General meeting 10 Dec 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y3 the Planner presenting the Aviation facility recommendation starts at 3:55.42
Councillor Barnes: "Applicants have done a great job picking our shire to come to. I think it’s going to be a great asset to our shire – if it is in the right place. I hope we don’t frighten this helicopter company off through making this decision (deferral)".
Mayor Mark Nolan: "This is a renowned national company not a fly by nighter. They want to do a partnership with our council. It’s critical for our branding and our reputation that we are open about these types of DA’s.
In the year 2000, the Johnstone Shire was approached by Steggles and there was concern by the residents at the time and the councillors of the day listened to those people’s concerns and Steggles left Johnstone Shire established in Mareeba and currently employ 120 workers. So that’s the consequence of ...ah... being negative and not considering... ah... good applications from reputable people who are renowned nationally".
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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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