The NSW Department of Planning has extended the submission period for stage one of the controversial Kings Forest development on the Tweed coast.
A spokesperson for the department says it has not ‘formally’ extended the exhibition period for stage one of the 4500-household development but that given the Christmas–New Year holiday period, and the volume of material, it had decided to offer some leeway.
Meanwhile, Leda, the company behind the Kings Forest development, says nearly all the issues raised at a weekend protest rally have already been addressed.
A company spokesperson told ABC radio this morning they believe the development complies with state government plans for the region and that koalas will actually benefit from the habitat increasing in size and the planting of extra koala food trees.
View our video coverage of the protest rally at http://youtu.be/nvbCBw06OrM