Time limit is set on Chinatown

THE Whitsunday Regional Council has resolved to move forward with the sale of 45-71 Waterson Way - with a time limit attached.

It was confirmed at yesterday's council meeting in Proserpine that the proponents, Whitsunday Chinatown Investment Pty Ltd, were not out of time on their contract but the timing on certain conditions such as the lodgement of the development application had lapsed.

After discussions in the confidential section of the meeting, all councillors bar the mayor, who declared her usual perceived conflict of interest and Jan Clifford, who expressed concerns about the timings of Christmas and council meetings, voted that council ask the developer to lodge a properly made DA within 30 days of receiving written notice from council's solicitors.

If Whitsunday Chinatown Investments fails to comply with this request, council will terminate the contract for breach of an essential term and claim the developer's $250,000 deposit.


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