The Court of Appeals has sided with the Gold Coast City Council and rejected an appeal which would have seen a giant quarry built at Reedy Creek.
Council initially turned down Boral’s plans for the $2 billion dollar development in 2014, with the Planning and Environment Court upholding that decision last year.
Today, the Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal against Council’s decision to reject building the 216-hectare quarry.
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It is highly unlikely Boral will continue to appeal the rulings.
Councillor Cameron Caldwell said the result is a win for residents.
“This is very good news, the residents around Reedy Creek were going to be heavily impacted by this development,” he said.
“That’s why we fought for them, to make sure we wouldn’t see a quarry in suburban Gold Coast.”
The Councillor refused to say exactly how much the Gold Coast City Council spent on legal fees but said the costs would be covered by Boral.
“Part of the decision today is that Council’s costs of the application and appeal will now be paid for by Boral,” he said.
“The costs of this appeal over the last four years have been substantial but it’s money that we felt was best invested for the residents of our city.”