South Arm resident and Coordinator of Re-Imagine The End Robyn McNicol this week commenced an appeal against Clarence City Council’s approval of the Arm End effluent pipeline.

The appeal application was made on Wednesday 27 February to the Resource Management and Planning Approvals Tribunal. A first hearing is scheduled for 12 March 2019. The main purpose  of  the water pipeline is  for irrigation for the long delayed Arm End golf course.

The appeal grounds for the planning appeal relate to the impacts of constructing the pipeline under the critically endangered Spotted Handfish population at Halfmoon Bay, using horizontal drilling technology , and ongoing  risk of  pipeline failure during operation.

The proponent has failed to address the requirements of the Planning Scheme in relation to the Spotted Handfish and the conditions proposed by the Clarence City Council are inadequate.

Robyn McNicol