Council caves in on Merriwa private helipad

March 15, 2024 7:42 am in by
The property in question on King George the Fifth Avenue, Merriwa. Image: Darren Cutrupi

Upper Hunter Shire Council has ‘caved-in’ to a Sydney couple pushing to establish a private helipad on their part-time Merriwa property.

The Council originally sided with locals objecting to the D-A for number 4 King George the Fifth Avenue.

But John and Izabella McFadden took the case to the Land and Environment Court.

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The court yesterday dismissed the action after both parties agreed to amended conditions including additional noise and dust mitigation measures.

They’ll be permitted to take off and land a total of seven times a week under the deal.