Lane issue put to bed at Coramba

CORAMBA’S long-running laneway issue was laid to rest in seconds with a unanimous vote at Coffs Harbour City Council’s meeting on Thursday.

Closing the lid on the issue now rests with the LPMA.

The councillors voted to apply to the Land and Property Management Authority to close the section of the lane behind No.18 and No.16 Thrower Avenue and if approved, to classify it as operational land under the Local Government Act.

The owners of adjoining properties will be notified and a report will be brought back to council after the application is determined by the LPMA.

The land in question is the dead end of a laneway running behind properties in Gale St and Thrower Ave. It has never been available to the public.

Many years ago, before the laneway was owned by the council, these two small pieces of land were incorporated into the backyards of Nos 16 and 18 Thrower Ave by earlier owners of those properties.

This only came to light when the owner of 47 Gale St, Graeme Felton, began asking the council to remove the encroachments (fences, retaining walls, gardens and trees) on the laneway.

Mr Felton’s property already has access to Gale St and two laneways, but he has been seeking extra access since 2006.



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