17 July 2018
ALFRED COVE residents go to the Supreme Court
When residents question due process and rules based on a Council decision or a decision of the DAP, WA Planning Commission or the MRA, their only option is to ask the Supreme Court, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars $$$$.
The residents of Alfred Cove asked the Supreme Court the question of the City of Melville’s decision to advertise its business case for a $25 million project without the name of the lessee for the proposed Wave Park project. The Council signed off on the lease in April 2017, without addressing this question.
SFPA chairman Clive Ross said the Supreme Court judgement found that Melville Council did not comply with parts of the Local Government Act.
“The City failed to list Urbnsurf as a party and this was acknowledged although it was said that the issue lies with the Local Government Minister,” he said. However, the case was dismissed because the application was put in late, awarding costs against residents and ratepayers of $65,000!
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