Mayor says he is following protocol
Mareeba mayor Tom Gilmore said he did not believe it was appropriate to withdraw the delegated authority.
“The CEO delegating to the town planner, this is ordinary process,” he said.
“Delegations are well understood and this is the mechanics of the way you do business.
“It is just one of many delegations we deal with.”
Mr Nowakowski said the property was considered rural land under the planning scheme which was causing problems to the wildlife.
“There could be on average about 60 quad bikes per day driving through the creek on the property,” he said.
“The Litoria Myola Tree Frog found in Kuranda could be under threat if the quad bikes drive through the creek.”
Kuranda Envirocare president Cathy Retter said input from locals to the council needed to happen.