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.Read More
For information, the following advice has been received from Council re progress of a Development Application for Paradise Palms:Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More
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.
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 todayRead More
Click on the "Golf Courses and the environment" menu item at the top of the page
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.
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 movieRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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:Read More
Radio Interview - John Mckenzie Show with Clive Abbott, PPRA Committee Member, 26th Feb 2019
Click below to listen to the interview.
The Cairns Regional Council Unity Team digs itself a deeper hole today (27th Feb 2019)Read More
Has this developer got a track record of successful and completed developments?Read More
ABC Far North - Radio Interview with Clive Abbott, SPPA Committee
Click below to listen to the interview.
Rainwater runoff - Rooftops and roads absorb zero rain, as against more than 100 hectares of grass and treesRead More
What happens to property values in the surrounding areas if the green space of the Golf Course is developed?Read More
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.Read More
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)Read More
An internationally recognised drawcard for our region could be lost for all timeRead More
Big numbers in attendance at the Public Meeting - Tuesday 12th FebruaryRead More