The Northern Midlands Council has hit back after a developer withdrew its rezoning application for a $300 million housing development over disagreements over stormwater disbursement.
Council general manager Des Jennings said what council was asking for is fair and reasonable.
"My understanding is that his plan was to move a significant amount of it [stormwater] out onto Drummond Street itself which doesn't have that capacity, that's why we're suggesting it needs to go East or West," he said.
"We've asked for that since January this year, he [the developer] hasn't provided what we've asked for, we've also sought our own legal advice and what we're asking for is legitimate in accordance with the scheme."
"We need to know that the water's going to flow off the site," Mayor Mary Knowles OAM added.
"We don't want the details he'll need in the development application, we just want to know that it can happen and not just be say so."
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Red Panda Property director Andrew McCullagh said what the council has asked for is over and above what is required for rezoning - and that he has provided additional information above and over requirements for a rezoning application to council to support plans.
"It's not valid and it's not in accordance with the act," he said.
"I'm not doing a rezoning and a development application together, which is usually the norm.
"We've done the high level modelling and we know that it works - we don't need to provide any further, to do the subdivision we do have to provide all those requirements, but not at this stage.
"We've never avoided the issue, we've met it head on ... they just aren't accepting of it because it doesn't suit their agenda."
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