The appeal for the proposed Gorge Hotel cost City of Launceston council about $15,500.
At the council's first November meeting, councillor Tim Walker asked a number of questions about the Gorge Hotel. The council took his question about the exact cost of the appeal for the council on notice.
In the council's upcoming meeting agenda, it was revealed the total cost of the appeal was $15,449.50.
The council used a legal counsel, which is where the cost occurred.
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However officer time, including the use of the council's town planners, at the tribunal hearings has not been separately costed.
The $50 million hotel was proposed to be built on the TRC site on the corner of Paterson and Margaret Streets. Josef Chromy's JAC group is behind the plans.
The appeal was lodged by Launceston Heritage Not Highrise on behalf of neighbour Susie Cai in July, after the council approved the development application in June.
All councillors voted in support of the hotel, except Cr Walker.
The Resource Management Planning Appeal Tribunal was held in September, with the board's decision being handed down at the start of November.
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