IN FEBRUARY this year the Sunshine Coast Daily reported that then Coast Mayor Bob Abbot endorsed a State Government proposal to turn a koala habitat near Noosa National Park and Lake Weyba into a protected area. The proposal would create Queensland’s first biodiversity offset area, requiring Brisbane-based developer, Mantle Group, to hand over privately owned …

Land exchange is for park addition/Noosa News 11 May 2012 Read More »

The generous donation served up by the Hot Wok Food Makers company to the Queensland Labor Party suggested a link to the hospitality industry. But the company’s director Godfrey Mantle had more cooking than hot noodles. I have always made it clear I couldn’t care less what political party people support. The prominent Brisbane restaurant …

Noodles, koalas and land deals/ Brisbane Times 8 March 2012 Read More »

WHILE sprawling housing plans for Kings Forest and Cobaki have sparked protest, two other major projects set to bring almost 10,000 extra people to the Tweed have flown under the radar. Metricon’s Area E at Terranora and Mantle Group’s The Rise at Bilambil will have a combined 3300 homes built over 10 years, putting more …

Homes plan to stress Tweed region/Gold Coast.com.au 24 December 2011 Read More »

THE NSW Electoral Commission will investigate donations made to former Tweed Shire Council mayor Warren Polglase during the 2008 local government elections. In his declaration to the NSW Election Funding Authority, Cr Polglase did not disclose donations from property developer Godfrey Mantle. He claims he was not required to disclose them. In his private company …

Former mayor feels heat over donations/Sydney Morning Herald October 17, 2010 Read More »

By Michael McDonald Why do I get nervous when NSW lands minister Tony Kelly announces plans to ‘manage’ coastal crown reserves? Maybe it’s because during his flying visit to the north coast the other week Kelly announced concept plan approval for 1,600 new homes at Bilambil Heights and the go-ahead for a 52-lot subdivision at Bilambil …

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