Tweed Shire Council voted on September 17, 2020, to reject a request for permission to upgrade road access to a proposed land-share development of 867 dwellings on three properties at Mt Burrell, NSW. It was resolved not to grant consent for any works within the Council owned road reserve.
Council also resolved that no further application by Nightcap Rural Land-sharing Communities for development approval would be permitted.
Each dot on the concept plan represents a proposed residence. The developers have been marketing the venture under various names since 2014. The prospective land-share venture is currently advertised as "Nightcap on Minjungbal" and "Nightcap Village" or "Nightcap Rural Land-sharing Communities".
The request by Nightcap Rural Land-sharing Communities was only for Stage 1 of the prospective development, to upgrade access from Kyogle Road to nine proposed "Rural Land Sharing Communities" with 393 proposed dwellings. Two more access roads were planned, with further associated road works, earthworks and vegetation removal over 11 stages.
Tweed Council's discussion of the request was confidential and video and phone links to the meeting were cut off. Minutes of the vote remain confidential and the outcome has not yet been made public.
Potential investors are offered title to "Pre-DA Dwelling Sites" under false assurance that limited development approval has already been granted and will soon be extended.
"Most of you are aware of the existing DA approvals for 424 sites, and that over $2.1million dollars was spent on the DA submission of last month, taking the project to over 850 spots."
|Concept Plan for Nightcap Village|