Sven Wiener Call for Submissions of what you think: Pulp Mill Telecommunications Facility?

Calling all people who have an interest regarding the proposed Tamar Valley pulp mill: Let George Town Council know what you think of the recent Development Application for a Telecommunications Facility at the pulp mill site, advertised 09Feb2008. The council will be accepting submissions up until 5PM (AEDT) Friday 20 Feb 2008.

Mark your submission as “Submission regarding Development Application No: DA 2008/020”

George Town Council’s planning scheme (1991) specifying the rules that any new development must adhere to,

is on the internet at

along with various amendments made to it since 1991.

Council’s fax number, if you want to fax a submission by 5PM (AEDT) Friday, is (03) 6382 3240.

Postal address is 16 Anne St, George Town TAS 7253

Mark in on your faxed/mailed submission “For attention of Tracey Hinds”.

Can also email submissions to

Tracey Hinds’ voice telephone number is 03 6382 8814.

Further information regarding the proposed Telecommunications Facility at the pulp mill site is online at

If the council approves the Telecommunications Facility and you after having made a submission regarding the development, are not happy about that approval, you are then entitled to apply to have the development application referred on to the Resource Management & Planning Appeals Tribunal for a fee of $62.50 .

Provided the grounds for your objection have some legitimate basis (i.e. are not just an attempt to delay the approval of Telecommunications Facility), then under

Section 28 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, you can’t be expected to pay Gunns’ legal fees in defending their development application within the RMPAT.