Appeal lodged over new shelter approval
A LEGAL stoush over a proposed Port Douglas animal shelter is in the offing after an appeal was filed in the Planning and Environment Court this week.
Homeless Animal Society and Boarding Kennels president Michael Kerr said he was “angry and disheartened” that the Douglas Shire Council approval for the Craiglie Paws and Claws shelter has been challenged.
The appellants are five men who work in the Teamsters Close industrial park where the Port Douglas tourism and marine industries.
Mr Kerr said plans for the shelter were over engineered to satisfy concerns.
“I don’t have any doubt we will prevail,” he said.
“Council has conditioned it to cover all the issues, they have done their due diligence.”
A Douglas Shire Council spokesman said it would “review the appeal notice and consider its position.”
We have 10 days to respond and we have instructed a barrister so we can move as fast as possible. We have seen so much support, people are horrified MICHAEL KERR , Homeless Animal Society and Boarding Kennels president