We have also received federal funding to carry out some of the essential work. Pouteria Eerwah is only one of several that have ferederal protection under the EPBC Act. This means that the Australian government will be included in the assessment process - as for Traveston - before approval can be given.
Planning and Development Committee chairwoman Cherie Dalley said the council last week created a special steering committee of councillors and bureaucrats to guide planning. She said that while no members of the public were invited to join,canvassed when plans went out for public consultation. ‘‘This is something we've done with every one of our local area plans, it is normal process,'' she said.
‘‘Our role is to look at what the planners tell us and make decisions.'' .