Terra Ag appeals NSW Land and Environment Court dismissal of development next to Sikh temple

SITE IN QUESTION: The proposed site for Terra Ag's rural supplies business next to the community's Sikh temple. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo.

SITE IN QUESTION: The proposed site for Terra Ag's rural supplies business next to the community's Sikh temple. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo.

Terra Ag has launched an appeal against its recent dismissal at the Land and Environment Court of NSW, rejuvenating its plans to build a fertiliser storage depot next to the Griffith Sikh temple.

The agronomy company’s appeal listing will be heard on August 29 before a Registrar for Directions in Sydney, opening the possibility of another lengthy court case.

Griffith City Council confirmed the latest legal action in a statement, saying solicitors advised it of the appeal against the rejection of the Kidman Way development.

The Land and Environment Court of NSW dismissed Terra Ag’s appeal in early July on the grounds its proposed development could be “characterised as a heavy industrial storage facility” and was therefore “prohibited” in that zone.

An Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel recommended Griffith City Council approve the controversial development in 2016, but council went against the recommendations and rejected it.

The panel was appointed by council to avoid a potential conflict of interest and was advisory only.

Mayor John Dal Broi said council would work with Terra Ag to identify an alternative site in an appropriate zone.

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