Friday, July 19, 2024

Noosa Council awaits court decision on quarry trucks

Noosa Mayor, Clare Stewart says Council staff and the hinterland community are anxiously awaiting the final decision of the Planning and Environment Court, relating to Council’s case to reduce the number of truck movements from Kin Kin Quarry.

His Honour Judge Long SC has reserved his decision following last week’s closing submissions hearing.

“Given what the community continues to live through, we all want a quick decision on this matter,” said Mayor Stewart.

“But given the complexity of the legal arguments and large volume of material, we understand it may take some time for the decision to be handed down.”

Mayor Stewart thanked hinterland residents and those who gave evidence during the hearing.

“We will continue to stand with the community on this matter,” she said.

“Extensive evidence was put forward by Council from residents, Council employees, a town planning expert and a traffic safety expert.

“Our legal team has done an exceptional job arguing our community’s case, and now the outcome is in the hands of the court.”

She said Noosa Council CEO, Scott Waters and Council staff would continue to monitor the operations of Cordwell Resources to ensure they are complying with the Quarry Management Plan.

Mr Waters said Council remained committed to working with the community on the matter.

“We have invested considerable resources into this legal case and like the impacted community hope for a favourable outcome from His Honour,” he said.

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