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|Gi's Garden before it was smashed|
|Gi's Garden before it was smashed|
|Mark McMurtrie and Nightcap "Freemen" confrontation|
There's more than meets the eye to Nightcap Development application!
Nightcap on Minjungbal is more than just a money-making development. The "Freemen" who claim to be running the show are occupying property at 3222 Kyogle Rd, and selling "tribal title" to "pre-DA dwelling sites" in a proposed aboriginal "autonomous nation," in opposition to government authority.
Managers of Earth-Haven Sustainable Communities and Display Villages have dropped Nightcap on Minjungbal as one of the projects linked in their network of off-grid communities. Promotional information and marketing representations selling Nightcap's "Off-Grid" land and home offer have been removed from Earth-Haven's website and Facebook pages.
No reason has been published by Earth-Haven for dumping Nightcap, but the manager, Samantha Bachman, privately states that concerns arose after talking with several of the creditors who provided purchase money for the properties in 2015, without receiving promised co-ownership of the land.
She says Earth-Haven also has concerns about promoting Nightcap's land and home offer prior to necessary development approval.
Samantha Bachman expressed further disapprobation regarding apparent malicious intent signalled by a Nightcap director in Voxxer Messages recorded in 2016. Some of these audio messages have been published online and were read into the Supreme Court record in 2019 as evidence for the defence in the defamation case Darwin v Norman.
"Dreaming about getting out of the city, out of the rat race and into nature with a heap of other like-minded who want to do the same and support each other to build a new community? If so, we have the perfect package for you to start really living, enjoying nature and community and becoming self-sufficient in no time."
Extracts from articles published by Samantha Bachman, promoting Nightcap-Earth-Haven Sustainable Communities and Display Villages:"Imagine your own 5G free, virus free, chemical free, bug out zone on thousands of acres… You also have common property use of as well as the 2.47 (approx) acres you will get for your exclusive use with your own relocatable tiny home to get you started.""Magical land at the foot of Mount Warning (Wollumbin) on over 7,000 acres of fertile volcanic soil at the “Nightcap On Minjungbal” village. Which is planned to be the World’s Largest Eco Village.""You choose your block in the fully MASTERPLANNED Community, choose your Tiny Home and we then throw in Composting gear, a Bee hive and all the Books and eduction you’ll need to learn to live off the grid and become self sufficient. We will even help you build your own Earth Home if that is the type of home you feel is for you."Nightcap Nightmare: Comment and UpdateNote that Samantha Bachman's promotion of Nightcap-Earth-Haven does not inform prospective buyers that multiple occupancy land-sharing is currently not a permissible use of the property on offer.No development approval for the proposed development exists. The Nightcap Village Concept Plan was rejected on September 17, 2020, by Tweed Shire Council in the face of strong local opposition. Council is currently considering a further proposed concept plan from the prospective developers.Litigation related to Nightcap Village between the promotors and angry creditors has been ongoing since 2017, with two hearings in NSW Supreme Court adjourned, that had been listed for February 16 and 17, 2021.
"If you’re ready to get off the grid and out of the matrix let Earth-Haven in conjunction with Nightcap on Minjunbal be your little piece of Heaven on Earth. Let us help you build your home from the earth, plant your food garden and become a part of our sustainable community. If this is for you, give us a call today and we’ll work with you in relation to your next steps to make your new way of living a reality in 2021." http://samanthabachman.com/off-the-grid-package/
Nightcap Village at Mt Burrell, NSW, is now rebranded as a 7,000-acre land-sharing community, part of a pioneering venture called Earth-Haven Sustainable Communities and Display Villages.
|Landowner Peter van Lieshout and Nightcap promotor Tyler Tolman|
|Don and Tyler Tolman marketing Nightcap Village, 2018|
Phoenixing of property from Wollumbin Horizons to NCV Enterprises enables the promotors of the Nightcap land-share scheme to continue the same business of selling pre-DA dwelling sites, while divesting liability to creditors from 2014-2021.
Wollumbin Horizons Receivership Update:
Letter to Creditors from Vincents Liquidator, Steven Staatz
"The entire community owns everything and we will have a primary coupling, which is the enterprise Yidaki Pty Ltd that will own all of those landholding entities - and they are the ones progressing the approval. And then people buy shares within that company."
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|
|Mingungbal elders occupy 3222 Kyogle Rd, Mt Burrell|
|"Tribal title" on sale|
Mark McMurtrie, Richard Moate market tribal title
"Most of you are aware of the existing DA approvals for 424 sites, and that over $2.1 million dollars was spent on the DA submission of last month, taking the project to over 850 spots."
|Mark McMurtrie claims tribal ownership of Mt Burrell properties|
"As we approach the end of another financial year and are witnessing the unprecedented changes to our world, the Nightcap Village on Minjungbal continues to buck the trend with its ground-breaking collaboration with the Elders of this sacred space.Enormous gratitude and thanks to Gunham Badi Jakamarra of the Original Sovereign Tribal Federation and the Minjungbal Elders particularly Uncle Arty and Uncles Dean, Mark, Scotty & Jonno (amongst others) for sharing so much knowledge and wisdom throughout the journey. For the development team to be working alongside such learned individuals in ensuring that the land, the law, the sacred sites and the true owners are honoured and respected, is truly a privilege.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.The team are now also extremely proud to announce the successful purchase on Friday of last week of a parcel of land of over 650 acres, further strengthening the future points of access for the Original owners and the community. Needless to say, there was some celebrating to be had both on Country and by members of our community around the world.We have some exciting works in the pipeline, including not only one documentary already in production, but also the (long awaited) virtual tour of the land and our new and improved website.We’ve attached a few images taken over the weekend for those of you yet to see the land. If you like our vision and haven’t already, please complete and return your questionnaire to email@example.com so we can get to know each other. We hope to meet many more of you on Country next time."