Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart says Council staff and the hinterland community are now anxiously awaiting the final decision of the Planning and Environment Court, relating to the Kin Kin Quarry case.
His Honour Judge Long SC has reserved his decision after last week’s closing submissions hearing.
“Given what the community continues to live through, we all want a quick decision on this matter. But given the complexity of the legal arguments and large volume of material, we understand it may take some time for the decision to be handed down,” the Mayor said.
Cr Stewart thanked hinterland residents and those who gave evidence during the hearing.
“We will continue to stand with the community on this matter.
“Extensive evidence was put forward by Council from residents, Council employees, a town planning expert and a traffic safety expert,” Cr Stewart said.
“Our legal team has done an exceptional job arguing our community’s case, and now the outcome is in the hands of the court,” Cr Stewart said.
“The CEO and Council staff will continue to monitor the operations of Cordwell Resources to ensure they are complying with the Quarry Management Plan,” she said.
CEO Scott Waters said Council remained committed to working with the community on the matter.
“We have invested considerable resources into this legal case and like the impacted community hope for a favourable outcome from His Honour,” he said.