NSW Labor has tabled a petition signed by more than 16,000 North Coast residents opposing high rise in Kingscliff.

It comes as the Liberal-National Government looks set to reject Tweed Shire council’s ban on any buildings four storeys and above.

The petition calls for a three-storey height limit in Kingscliff.

NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley tabled the petition signed by 16,000 residents in NSW Parliament, forcing a debate on the issue.

A date for discussion of the petition has been set for November 15. 

Quotes attributable to Labor Leader Luke Foley

“The coastal town of Kingscliff should be allowed to retain its laid-back village appeal and not be overrun by high rise buildings.

“I was pleased to be able to table this petition to Parliament on behalf of the Tweed residents fighting this.

“Only Labor will protect Kingscliff from overdevelopment.”

Quotes attributable to Labor’s candidate for Tweed Craig Elliot

“This will be a huge issue at the March 2019 election and my commitment is to retain the longstanding three-storey height limit across Kingscliff and similar Tweed coastal villages as a measure to protect our unique quality of life.

“The last thing we want to see is Kingscliff filled with Gold Coast style high rise apartments.

“Whether it be high rise in Kingscliff or a seven storey hospital on Cudgen farmland - Geoff Provest and the Nationals are failing to protect the Tweed from inappropriate developments.”