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Council wins battle for residents against Kingsgrove development

Posted 17 July 2012 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Steve McMahon said Council has won its Court battle against Buildform Constructions for their non compliance with its conditions of development consent.

Mayor McMahon said Council had received a number of complaints from residents living near the site at Mashman Avenue, Kingsgrove.

“The primary concern was the company was breaching its hours of operation,” he said.

“It is a big development and the company has been working longer hours than allowed giving residents little respite from the associated noise, dust and traffic.”

Mayor McMahon said the Council was successful in obtaining an injunction against Buildform from the Land and Environment Court.

“This means they are legally bound to comply with the conditions or face prosecution proceedings,” he said.

“It is a victory for Council and it is a victory for the residents.

“Council went into bat for the residents and it is great news that we won.

“Also, I am pleased to say that the company is paying Council’s legal fees for this matter.”

Mayor McMahon said that Buildform Constructions has applied to Council to have its conditions modified to extend the hours.

“Council will consider this application at its meeting on 25 July 2012,” he said.

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