Council has agreed to settle in its dispute with Cleveland Power Pty Ltd
Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams says Cleveland Power has had Court approval for development of a Biomass power plant at Mount Cotton for nearly eleven years, which was due to expire in September 2016.
“Prior to the expiry the developer had sought approval from Council to extend the approval by a further eighteen months. Council unanimously opposed the request in March 2017 and the developer appealed to the Planning and Environment Court.”
“In December 2017 the appeal was joined by an application to change the approval.”
“Neither Court proceedings had progressed very far when the developer sought agreement from Council to settle both matters. Council has agreed and the proceedings will be discontinued by the developer.”
It now means the approval has now lapsed and a new development application would need to be lodged with Council to be assessed, should the project go ahead.