Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Mayor Outraged at Decision

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Mayor Outraged at Decision

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Byline: Belinda Scott

PLANNING Minister Tony Kelly's decision to give concept approval to a subdivision of up to 200 lots between Hearnes Lake and Sandy Beach has evoked local fury.

aOut of all the (State Government) decisions I've seen in 20 years in local government this would have to be one of the worst,a Coffs Harbour mayor Cr Keith Rhoades said.

Coffs Harbour City Council was finally notified in writing yesterday of the concept approval of the large Sandy Shores development, which it wants to see limited to 35 lots on the low-lying coastal site.

aIt just shows the contempt they hold the local council in a it is getting to the stage this Part 3A business is an absolute sham,a Cr Rhoades said.

aWhat (else) is going to be approved around NSW by the State Government before the March election?

aThe sooner we get to the polls the better.

aICAC investigated Part 3A (planning approvals) because of alleged potential corruption a surely there is something in the Constitution that would stop the government determining these develop-

ments? …

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