Noosa councillor loses bid to have legal case settled
A NOOSA councillor has lost his bid to have staff work towards settling a legal appeal against a development for a Cooroy tourist park including a service station, shop and fast food outlet.
Cr Frank Pardon put forward a motion at last Thursday's meeting to work towards a deal with applicant Creekgold Pty Ltd for the Myall St facility.
He wanted the council to request "a reviewed report to the next round of meetings to settle the appeal, on the basis that the amended plan of development addresses some of the issues of concern associated with the original application”.
After the motion was seconded, Mayor Tony Wellington asked if any councillor wished to speak to the agenda item then he it would have to be dealt in a closed door, confidential session for legal reasons.
"As you are aware, we are unable to speak to matters pertaining to this in open session,”he said.
No one spoke and the motion was voted down. Cr Joe Jurisevic then successfully moved that the council advise the appellant that the amended plan of development does not overcome council's reasons for refusal.
Reasons for the original refusal include the development raises significant conflicts with the Noosa Plan and its land use intent for the rural zone and water supply catchment area.