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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

Why have Tweed Council failed in their duty of care?

Jeremy Cornford, Kingscliff Tweed Shire Council has completely abrogated its legal duty of care to ratepayers in approving the Gales Holdings truck and fill operation between...

Gales seek to increase height limits for Kingscliff

Changes to building height limits for Kingscliff and the development of parklands and buildings that impacted on some environmentally sensitive areas were two of...

Recession motion in over approval for fill from M1 for Kingscliff development site

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council approved the haulage route from Crescent Street and Tweed Coast Road to Turnock Street in Kingscliff (DA20/0860) to use to fill from the M1, however, a rescission motion has now been filed to seek further information on flood impacts.

Trucks, traffic and fill DAs in Kingscliff to be debated – again

Tweed Council will see two complicated development applications relating to the construction of a haulage route to transport fill to sites for residential development at Chinderah near Kingscliff come to council again this evening.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites has been considered by residents, Tweed Shire Councillors, and staff at the last two planning meetings and a workshop in between.

Kingscliff’s amenity or company profit?

Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.

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