The clearing of land at a 128ha property at Glengarrie Road on Mount Tomewin over the long weekend has raised the concern of local residents.
The Echo online has been told by concerned observers that the site is mostly untouched, virgin rainforest and wet Sclerophyll forest and that no logging has ever occurred on much of the parcel due to the inaccessibility of the terrain. They have also raised the issue of Indigenous sites and history on the land.
The lot went up for auction on 4 December, 2020 and local residents have said that they believe it was bought by Zac Efron. However, at the time of printing The Echo was unable to confirm this as the real estate and the vendor both declined to comment.
It is understood from locals, who asked not to be named, that the contract has yet to be completed and that the work was not carried out by the current owners of the property.
Stop work order
Tweed Shire Mayor, Chris Cherry , confirmed with The Echo online that a stop work order was placed on the property yesterday afternoon. An inspection of the site is scheduled for Wednesday, 3 February, 2021.