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Stories about "floodplain development":
The clearing of the site on the banks of Cobaki Creek to progress a 27-year old development approval has triggered Tweed Shire Councillors to seek legal advice on what can be done about legacy/zombie developments.
The risk that legacy and zombie development approvals on floodplains represent is significant, yet local councils appear hamstrung to take any real action on the issue without significant financial risks to individual councils.
The state government continues to say that councils have the ability to deal with problematic floodplain development approvals, but the evidence seems to say otherwise. So why won't the take action?
The additional flooding risk to existing housing and infrastructure caused by new development on floodplains is a serious issue for communities throughout NSW, in particular, legacy or ‘zombie’ approvals.
The continued clearing taking place by Dubbo developer MAAS at 60 Tringa Street, Tweed Heads on the Cobaki Estuary of Tweed River continues to leave residents frustrated.
A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.
With the NSW Liberal-Nationals government still allowing developments on floodplains, NSW Labor candidate Andrew Broadley told The Echo ‘Labor would not allow new housing for anyone to be developed in the floodplain’.
Announcing a $100 million boost for jobs in regions NSW on Wednesday Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole visited the Cape Byron Distillery at Byron Bay. However, the issues of affordable housing and the risks of building in floodplains quickly became key issues.
Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.
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