Callala bargain blocks case in court

THE Land and Environment Court is in its second day of a two-day hearing over a waterfront house proposal on Griffin Street at Callala Beach.

The development proponent Charlie Elachi from Hurstville lodged an appeal in the Land and Environment Court against Shoalhaven City Council’s deemed refusal of his development application (DA).

A legal appeal became an option once council had taken more than 40 days to process his DA.

The case relates to the sale of three waterfront blocks of land at Callala Beach for $6500 each.

Residents in the area were under the impression the land was to be kept as a reserve.

Shoalhaven City Council had intended to purchase the land at auction. It was being sold to recoup unpaid rates.

However, the council representative at the auction was outbid.

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