Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

More Info Needed So New Delay on Woolies

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

More Info Needed So New Delay on Woolies

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THE Minister for Local Government announced late yesterday that a decision regarding the call in of a Woolworths development at Sippy Downs had been delayed again.

In a statement issued just before the close of business for the day, Mr Lucas said a decision would now not be made until January 13.

The Minister had originally been expected to make a decision by November 11 but the deadline had been extended to yesterday.

A spokesman said the Minister was aseeking more informationa on the issue.

He denied the Minister was dragging his feet on the issue.

aBecause a minister's decision cannot be appealed in the Land and Environment Court, Mr Lucas is doing all he can to make sure his decision is the right one.a

News of the further delay did not come as a surprise to the council.

Mayor Bob Abbot said he did not mind.

aChristmas is always a difficult time to get things finished properly and I am not fazed by his decision at all,a Mr Abbot said. …

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