The Hastings Point Community has finally been heard after 12 years in the wilderness by 4 of our 7 new Councillors – Mayor Van Lieshout, Deputy Mayor Longland, Cr Milne and Cr Holdom and Tweed’s newly headed Planning Dpt. Thx for their vision & application of law.
Declared by the Mayor as a historic event for the Tweed, HP will now receive its own locality plan to protect its character and environment consistent with all relevant law and policy.
During preparation of this plan, HP has been partially protected by interim controls which unfortunately do not follow the full recommendations of Council’s expert – for no good reason. It would seem that this is a hangover from the influences of Council’s former planning staff which are no longer with us. The community is hoping that these indiscretions can be rectified in the New Year so that the whole locality has the protection required while the experts get the plan RIGHT.