Mayor says he is fol­low­ing pro­to­col

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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.

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