Quarry boss Jeff Champion has demanded compensation from Lismore city Council over a change of plans to repair part of Wyrallah Road in Lismore.
Quarry boss Jeff Champion has demanded compensation from Lismore city Council over a change of plans to repair part of Wyrallah Road in Lismore.

Mediation over intersection

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 an intersection at Wyrallah Road.

At a hearing on Friday, the Land and Environment Court ordered the two parties into a Section 34 mediation conference.

Essentially this allows the parties 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 has yet to determine its position.

It is understood councillors held a closed meeting on the subject last week.

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



Splendour from the sky: rescue chopper shares festival view

Splendour from the sky: rescue chopper shares festival view

Splendour punters might have been concerned by rescue chopper

Man at Splendour to face drug, assault charges

Man at Splendour to face drug, assault charges

The 18-year-old allegedly dealt drugs before assaulting police

Northern Rivers fire crews called to 44 incidents

Northern Rivers fire crews called to 44 incidents

Landowners urged to keep burnoffs under control

Local Partners