Mill expansion left in hands of courts

DEVELOPMENT GRIDLOCK: Grant District Council environmental services director Leith McEvoy says the number of elected members on council’s assessment panel should not have been reduced.

THE expansion of a timber processing site near Mount Gambier has hit a major roadblock amid Grant District Council taking the extraordinary move of not defending its decision in court.

This follows Roundwood Solutions – which operate at Yahl – receiving the green light to extend its operating hours for a second shift by the council’s independent planning assessors.

A property owner near the site has now launched legal action in the Environment, Resources and Development Court to halt

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