Council disputes Wyrallah Road

THE Land and Environment Court has ordered Lismore City Council and Champions Quarry into mediation over a dispute concerning the upgrade of Wyrallah Road.

Former Lismore mayor and owner of the Tucki Tucki quarry, Jeff Champion, lodged a compensation claim against the council in November after the company had to alter plans for a $500,000 upgrade of a junction at Wyrallah Road.

On Friday the Land and Environment Court ordered the two parties into a Section 34 mediation conference allowing them to informally nut out the central issues of the case, saving court time.

Lismore Council’s manager of development and compliance, Peter Jeuken, said the council had yet to decide its position.

It is understood councillors held a closed meeting on the subject on Monday night.

Neither party will reveal how much compensation is being claimed, but Mr Champion has said it would only cover the cost of additional engineering plans.



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