Over the past 15 months or so Outlook has been following the saga of Two Tails Winery v The Coffs Harbour City Council. A title that is now actually the name of a case currently before the NSW Land and Environment Court.
By The Editor
We have made no bones about it that in our opinion the apparently nit-picking obstacles being placed seemingly endlessly in front of Two Tails are examples of ‘barking mad’ bureaucratic idiocy and are also a handbrake on socio-economic growth in both the Orara Valley and the wider CHCC local government area in general.
I appeared in front of a Council meeting on 12 March, albeit ‘wearing another hat’, arguing how important the winery was to diversifying and improving our tourism offering.
And ‘lo and behold’ it would appear someone in Council, and the NSW State Government, agrees. Below are screen shots from the Coffs Harbour Draft Regional Plan 2036. Published under the auspices of the State Government but with acknowledged CHCC input.
Yeah that is pretty much what I said to Council actually! Only with more figures, other data and with ‘bells on’ too!
Do those in Council who helped bring the 2036 Plan together with the State Government talk to their own Council Planning Department or are they operating on different planets, in different time zones and with different agendas?
Feel free to suggest what you think is happening.
It strikes me as being a scene right out of Utopia or Yes Minister actually.
You can find our Two Tails articles at the following URL links; (1) https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/?p=33158 (2) https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/?p=33172 (3) https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/?p=34100 (4) https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/?p=34246