The following information has been provided by Greg Woodhams, Council’s Diector of Environmental Services:
Previous advice has been provided that Meritons have appealed the decision of the PAC to refuse their Modification 6 application for Thomas Street.
The Department of Planning and Infrastructure has advised that a s 34 Conciliation Conference will be held in respect to the PAC determination for refusal of the Thomas Street application. The Conference details are provided below. The s 34 conference is not a public meeting but is a formal process conducted by the Land and Environment Court.
I have requested that Council be provided the opportunity to address the s34 Conference. I will make an oral submission based on the Councils previous resolution on the Modification 6 and generally relying on the material I presented at the Public Meeting before the PAC earlier this year.
The addresses for objectors/correspondents will be heard on site by a Commissioner. Once that has occurred then the Commissioner and the parties (being Meritons and the PAC) will adjourn to the Land and Environment Court. That further meeting is not open to the public (or Council) to attend. If the outcome of the Conference is that agreement cannot be reached then a hearing date will be set for the appeal to be heard before the Court. If the s34 Conference results in some agreement for approval by the parties then the Commissioner has the authority to hand down a Court Order reflecting the agreement.