Council to consider Barrister’s advice on Kin Kin Quarry impacts

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Noosa Council has received legal advice from a preeminent Brisbane based Barrister, detailing its legal options over community impacts associated with the Kin Kin Quarry.

While the advice identifies that the quarry has a legal right to operate, based on the legal advice provided, it proposes that Council initiate proceedings in the Planning and Environment Court.

 A report will be tabled at Thursday's Ordinary Meeting, seeking councillors to authorize the CEO to initiate legal proceedings and to work with Council's legal advisers in gathering the necessary evidence, prior to initiating that legal action.

Further discussions will be held with Council's legal team next week to ascertain the type of evidence required to progress the matter.

Proceedings cannot commence until advisers establish the necessary evidence required to successfully pursue legal action, which could take between 8 to 12 weeks.

Council will seek the support of the community in gathering the necessary evidence.

The legal advice comes as Council issued a further $27,000 in fines this week to Cordwell Resources for breaching traffic requirements at the quarry.

It brings the total in fines to $54,000 for allegedly failing to maintain the necessary five minute gap for trucks leaving the quarry.

 
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