Today is expected to be decision time for the controversial water tower on a property that overlooks Pambula river mouth.
The council meeting agenda has already flagged the issue but contains no recommendations, leaving the decision firmly in the hands of councillors at Wednesday afternoon’s general meeting.
As requested at an earlier meeting, council has been provided with a survey report, which identifies that the structure if erected as originally proposed would have significantly exceeded the 7.5 metre development standard, with the overall height, including the required balustrade, of 8.6 metres.
Since then the applicant, Robert Pointon, has relocated the spa which was sitting on top of the water tower. The tower has also been painted.
However, council staff remain staunch in their belief that the application should be refused saying that they “remain of the opinion that the design and materials are out of character with the setting”. Staff have also provided draft conditions that could be utilised if council wants to grant consent.
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