Plans for a retirement village and aged care facility on the former North Lakes Golf club land, have today been withdrawn.
Save North Lakes Golf Course (SNLGC), which has fought a five-year battle against the development, revealed on its Facebook page this afternoon that The Village Retirement Group (TVRG) has “withdrawn its DA”.
A spokesperson for SNLGC told Moreton Daily: “So After five years, on the eve of a decision the DA has been withdrawn! It is disappointing, but we still hold the position that there is no better pathway that they can take if legislation changes, so let’s get a golf course back”.
The development application (DA) was due to have gone before Moreton Bay City Councillors at tomorrow’s General Meeting in Strathpine.
According to the agenda notes, available online, council officers who had handled the DA, recommended the application be refused.
In the agenda, it says council officers “have formed the view that the application is in conflict with the DCP (Development Control Plan) and there are not sufficient planning grounds to justify approving the application despite the conflict”.
The Village Retirement Group (TVRG) wanted to build up to 250 retirement homes and a 120-bed residential care home on about 14 hectares of the 67-ha site.
TVRG was offering to return almost 44ha to Moreton Bay City Council to be used as “open space” but retain around eight hectares, which currently had no development plans.
This move comes more than a year after JH Northlakes Ltd submitted new plans and responded to two lengthy ‘information requests’ from council.
The public consultation period earlier this year saw a record 4095 submissions, 3801 properly made, 294 incorrectly. Of those 3460 were against the development, 341 in support.