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April 15, 2021

Eureka multiple occupancy (MO) approved

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During debate, Cr Basil Cameron moved that it be deferred to ‘seek a rural land-use management plan (RLMP) from the proponent’.

Referring to the rich soil and high agricultural values he said, ’We can’t pretend that there won’t be land-use conflicts. We need to make it clearer’.

Cr Spooner’s motion later passed, and he said during debate the MO will lead to a community title (CT). ‘There’s no community here’, Cr Spooner said, ‘just a few people with an interest’.

‘It’s part of what this region wanted… to look after land together’.


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