13th June 2019

PPRA supporters may be wondering why everything has gone quiet recently.

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2nd June 2019

HTW Valuer's Property Report for May 2019

A cautionary story for inexperienced developers who think that they know it all.

See an extract from the Report below. It shows very big slumps in all categories, houses, units and land.

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28th May 2019

For information, the following advice has been received from Council re progress of a Development Application for Paradise Palms:

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23rd May 2019

Do you want to tell Council how YOU feel about the developer's plans?

Below are some guidelines that you may find of assistance in lodging your own submission.

We suggest that you draft something now and have it ready to send when a Development Application is lodged.

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17th May 2019

Some of us attended the so-called Community Consultation event run by Darren Halpin yesterday. A few of our observations of what we saw and were told are below:

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26th April 2019

In February the Association lodged aTemporary Local Planning Instrument request with the Cairns Regional Council.

The request was reviewed by the Council's Planning Officers who produced a Report and recommendations for Council to consider.

Council received the Report at its Meeting on 24th April and chose to refuse the Application. Of course, with 8 out of the 10 elected Councillors declaring a conflict and not voting, the decision was delegated to the CEO to make. A clear compromise of democracy.

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26th April 2019

THANK YOU!

PPRA Inc would like to thank each and every one of our supporters who attended the Council meeting on the 24th April. The numbers looked impressive and made an impact. Those of you who were able to stay back for the subsequent meeting with the Mayor, the CEO and the GM of Planning would have found it interesting.

Although our TLPI request was declined on this occasion, both the Council and the Developer are now clearly on notice that they are dealing with a determined and resourceful group with more than 4,000 committed supporters signed up. 

Whilst we maintain our strong disagreement with a decision such as this being delegated to the CEO rather than being made by elected Councillors, we have noticed a clear and encouraging change in the attitude shown towards us by the Council leadership team recently and we thank them for making the effort to understand our issues.

25th April 2019

Petition to Cairns Regional Council - Status Update

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23rd April 2019

And so the destruction of the Golf Course enters Stage 2 today!

What's the rush? There is no Development Application lodged so the only apparent reason is as an arrogant demonstration that Darren Halpin can do what he wants with impunity.

Cairns Regional Council has been made aware but no response has been received.

Click on the "Read More" button for photos of the turf being stripped from the 16th Green today

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18 April 2019

Interesting read! 

Click on the "Golf Courses and the environment" menu item at the top of the page

17th April 2019

The Cairns Regional Council Planning Department's Report to Council on our Temporary Local Planning Instrument application (see the post dated 18th March) will be presented to Council at the next Council Meeting to be held next Wednesday 24th April commencing at 2:00 pm. 

This is an important occasion and we request that as many people as possible attend in the Public Gallery to witness Council's response and support the Association's efforts. The conflict situation with many of the Councillors will come into play immediately, so that could get interesting, with the decision likely to be delegated to the CEO by default. 

17th April 2019

The old 7th Hole a couple of days ago, only 3 months from the last photos and we already have a potential new film set suitable for a Jurassic Park movie

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8th April 2019

The confidential Environmental Values Report that the Association commissioned is now completed!

Click on "Read More" to see one small excerpt from the Report that gives an amazing insight into the environmental value of the site.

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3rd April 2019

Heartening precedent set! Brisbane City Council has adopted a Temporary Local Planning Instrument in order to protect a property while their City Plan is being amended. 

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2nd April 2019

Would you buy a "Buffer Zone" from this man?

Here is an example of what you could own. Going cheap, only $64,000 with a natural irrigation system built in!

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29th March 2019

A direct quote from Independent Councillor Richie Bates. (see below)

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27 March 2019

Today the Save Paradise Palms Association delivered an "Open" letter to the Mayor and Councillors at the Cairns Regional Council.

Copies of the letter were also distributed to all Media outlets and you can read it below:

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26 March 2019

The Banker for this development proposal is identified as the Chapman Family Superannuation Fund. (Chapman as in Skyrail)
HAVE THEY HEARD OF ETHICAL INVESTING?
 
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5th March 2019

Radio Interview - John Mckenzie Show with Clive Abbott, PPRA Committee Member, 26th Feb 2019

Click below to listen to the interview.

27th February 2019

The Cairns Regional Council Unity Team digs itself a deeper hole today (27th Feb 2019)

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1st February 2019

What Darren Halpin said back in 2015
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22nd February 2019

Planning Process Farce!

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13th February 2019

The site of the prestigious but failed Golden Lakes development on Moore Road today

Has this developer got a track record of successful and completed developments? 

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7th February 2019

ABC Far North - Radio Interview with Clive Abbott, SPPA Committee

Click below to listen to the interview.

7th February 2019

Paradise Palms creeks already carry vast volumes of runoff

Rainwater runoff - Rooftops and roads absorb zero rain, as against more than 100 hectares of grass and trees

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31st January 2019

What happens to property values in the surrounding areas if the  green space of the Golf Course is developed?

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30th January 2019

Photos of the old 7th Hole, the signature hole on the Course - before and after the Developer closed it in preparation for a development that failed.

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29th January 2019

                    Ensure the Community doesn't pay for the Developer's mistakes!  Join online now.

The iconic Paradise Palms land is a community amenity under threat.

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27th February 2019

I’ll sell you a small buffer zone says the Developer(and pick up a lazy extra $5,000,000 plus if you all fall for it)

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26th February 2019

A Water Park or another Aquis-like snow job?

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29th January 2019

The 7th hole as it was - is now a wasteland, destroyed for a development that did not go ahead

An internationally recognised drawcard for our region could be lost for all time

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29th January 2019

Radio interview - 23rd January 2019 - Darren Halpin on John McKenzie's show

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25th February 2019

Employment of specialist Town Planning Lawyers - Holding Redlich

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19th February 2019

Please DONATE what you can to the Fighting Fund at our GoFundMe page.

You can simply visit our GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/save-paradise-palms and make a donation there. Every little bit will help, thank you.

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19th February 2019

Big numbers in attendance at the Public Meeting - Tuesday 12th February 

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18th February 2019

13th February 2019, BLACK WEDNESDAY IN CAIRNS! 

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18th February 2019

More commentary  by Cairns Post Journalist Chris Calcino on the indefensible position that the Unity Team has adopted

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7th February 2019

Employment of a Town Planner

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31st January 2019

Save Paradise Palms, the organisation and who is involved?

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29th January 2019

Significant wildlife habitat

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29th January 2019

What is really happening?

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25th January 2019

Complete a Membership Application here

Membership Application Form

25th January 2019

Sign our Petition to the the Cairns Regional Council here

Petition Form

29 January 2019

Photo Credits

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