The Lismore City Council is keen to progress the development of the North Lismore Plateau but one of the two other private development groups are slowing up the process.
In a report to the council to be considered at tomorrow’s meeting, staff point out that while the council has provided the water and sewerage infrastructure to service the development, its internal infrastructure must be developed with agreements with the other two developers.
And while the Winten Group has lodged a development application for 433 residential lots and agreed to the proposed voluntary planning instrument required for the development to proceed, The Plateau North Group (TPNG) has not lodged a DA, and has not agreed to the voluntary planning instrument.
In correspondence between the council’s solicitors and TPNG, the developers have been warned that the council will compulsory acquire easements for water and infrastructure if an agreement is not reached.
TPNG have responded saying they need more time to prepare their ecological report.
In the meantime, staff have recommended the voluntary planning instrument agreed to by the Winten group be placed on public exhibition to demonstrate a commitment to its previous resolutions regarding infrastructure provision for the NLP.
The council meets tomorrow evening from 6pm in the chambers in Goonellabah.