Ballina Shire Council yesterday voted to place on exhibition a rezoning proposal that could see a new development at Stewarts Farm, near Sharpes Beach (between Skennars Head and East Ballina) after voting against the same proposal last month.
A rescission motion saw the exhibition approved with an amendment that requires the Stewart family to place a parcel of land adjacent to The Coast Road in Council hands.
The land includes a car park at Sharpes Beach over which the council has a 99-year lease. It would also include some land west of the road that is zoned for environmental protection.
Cr Peter Moore declined to support Council’s move to take over the carpark, saying the plan was ‘verging on the unethical’.