Developer opts out and 60 blocks on flood land will not go ahead

In September 2023, residents met at the Riley Community Centre to discuss the DA.

Susanna Freymark

The development of 60 residential blocks at Rileys Hill Road has been officially discontinued.

Lawyers for Richmond Valley Council sent a letter to Broadwater and Rileys Hill residents informing them that proceedings by Broadwater Riley Pty Ltd were discontinued on May 27.

When the development application for 59 Rileys Hill was refused by the council, the case went to the Land and Environment Court on October 17 last year.

There was a conciliation conference of the Land and Environment Court on May 15 at the site on Rileys Hill Road. A limited number of residents were registered to speak at this court in the paddock.

On May 27, the developer discontinued the matter.

This means the DA for 60 blocks will not proceed.

Rileys Hill residents, who have been fighting this DA for the past two years and who spent time collating evidence on koala habitat and flood levels, can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Read more about the proposed site here.

Protest signs at the proposed development site at Rileys Hill Road. Photos: Susanna Freymark

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